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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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