BBC employees working for Radio Five Live at Media City face job losses after the Director of BBC News announced 450 job losses across the Corporation.

Fran Unsworth announced that there will be a reduction in the number of films produced by Newsnight, which will lead to post closures, although “the programme will stay at the same length and timing and will continue to deliver high quality journalism on the day’s events and beyond.”

There will be post closures at 5 live “driven by the changing listening habits of the audience and demand for digital content”.

World Update on World Service English will be closed, along with other schedule changes, and there will be changes to Asian language services, and there will be “a review of the number of presenters we have and how they work”.

Fran Unsworth, said: “The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us.

“We need to reshape BBC News for the next five to 10 years in a way which saves substantial amounts of money. We are spending too much of our resources on traditional linear broadcasting and not enough on digital.”


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