Tony Hall considering further BBC reforms

bbcBBC director general Tony Hall is considering dropping the BBC’s traditional TV and radio divisions as it attempts to reshape the way the Corporation operates.
Tony Hall’s plans would involve getting rid of the BBC’s channels structure and introducing new divisions, which would include both radio and TV content.
Hall will introduce the ideas behind the proposed changes, which are not expected for some time and are still being discussed, in a speech given before Easter.

Divisions such as BBC Entertain could include smaller sub-groups such as BBC Youth, which would house pop radio station Radio 1 and soon-to-be-online BBC II!.
The restructure would likely result in numerous senior exec departures and further consolidation of positions similar to Charlotte Moore’s new role as creative, editorial and strategic lead for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

The BBC is also in the midst of negotiating its royal charter, due to be renewed at the end of this year.
A spokesman for the BBC said: “Everyone knows we are looking at the BBC’s structure to make sure we are fit for the digital age- there has already been a lot of speculation about our future shape and there will no doubt be plenty more, but when we’ve got something to announce we’ll do so.”

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