The BBC has announced plans to cut some of its website to save money, this will include the popular BBC Food website and integrate its Newsbeat website into the main news website.
The broadcaster has said that these changes will help it save around £15 million,which is around 15% of what the BBC spends on its websites.
The review was launched last autumn and led by James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs. It reaffirms that the BBC’s purpose online is to provide a distinctive public service that informs, educates and entertains. It confirms that the public think it important that the BBC offers online services, and that much of what is there is already clearly distinct from the market.
It concludes that to continue to be truly distinctive in the future – and fulfil the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain in the digital age.
You can find out more details about the service that will be cut on the BBC’s websites at the link below, the BBC Food website has more than 11,000 recipes and fans of the site are less than pleased with the news.
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