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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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