The BBC is set to close some channels, merge some channels in a bid to save money, and to increase its online presence.
The plan focuses on creating a modern, digital-led and streamlined organisation that drives the most value from the licence fee and delivers more for audiences
Its two news services, BBC News and BBC World News are set to merge.
BBC 4 will close as a broadcast channel. BBC 4 content will become only available via iPlayer. But for the last few months anyway BBC4 has become more of an archive channel already, with some content already been moved to BBC2. But this closure will not be for a few years.
CBBC, the childrens channel, will also be moved to being an iPlayer only service.
As will BBC Radio 4 Extra.
In addition, 200 hours of programmes will be cut…so expect more repeats.
BBC employees have been told that 1,000 jobs will be cut or moved from licence fee-funded operations into commercial arms.
All part of trying to please Culture Secretary Dorries (who thought that the Channel 4 was funded by the TV license fee, and that Channel 5 had been privatised when it has never been publicly owned!) for when the BBC’s charter renewal is due in 2027