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BBC cuts 1,800 jobs

October 19, 2007

The BBC announced plans to cut 1,800 jobs and integrate its TV, radio and Internet news operations where there has been much duplication of effort. The corporation said 2,500 posts would go in total but it would also create positions in new media to enable it to offer content when and where the audience wants it.

The corporation says it has been forced to cut jobs following a lower-than-expected licence fee settlement with the government earlier this year. The BBC is funded by a tax on all television-owning households.

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