The BBC has announced that it will be reducing its online presence, and it will cut a total of 200 of its websites and online services, with a total cut to spending on its online operations of more than 25 percent.
The 25 percent cut will see the BBC’s online budget reduced by £34m, this will also result in the loss of up to 360 jobs over the next two years.
Among the sites to face the axe in the BBC’s online cuts include the teen websites Switch and community websites h2g2 and 606. The BBC will also be replacing the majority of programme websites with automated content and also they will be automating their radio websites like 1Xtra, 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 7 and 6 Music.
There will be fewer news blogs while standalone forums, communities and message-boards will be reduced and replaced with integrated social tools.
There will also be a reduction in the overall amount of sports news, live sport and showbusiness news, but also more culture and arts coverage on the news website.
You can find out more details of what other online services will be cut over at the BBC News website.
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