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Significant cuts ahead for BBC, says Thompson

In his first major interview since the license fee settlement arrived at between the BBC and the UK government this past October, BBC director general Mark Thompson tells The Guardian that the pubcaster will have to do 'fewer things better.'
December 6, 2010

In his first major interview since the license fee settlement arrived at between the BBC and the UK government this past October, BBC director general Mark Thompson tells The Guardian that the pubcaster will have to do ‘fewer things better.’ Thompson also says cuts that could add up to at least £300 million will be needed in the near future to balance the Beeb’s books.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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