Via Digital Spy BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed that BBC 6 Music and Asian Network are facing closure as part of a radical overhaul of the corporation. During a briefing today, Thompson also pledged to shut down youth brands BBC Switch and Blast!, claiming that Channel 4 should be leading the way with teenage audiences. Thompson told BBC employees that he wants the corporation to spend 25% less on its online operation by 2013, with the BBC website to be […]
Via BBC News The BBC is refusing to comment on reports it plans to close two radio stations and scale back its web presence to make £600m in savings. BBC Asian Network and 6 Music will be closed under the proposals, according to a report in The Times. Continue Reading…. The BBC refuse to comment on reports. …Well I guess the reports are true then!