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BBC to close 5 foreign language services

BBC to close 5 foreign language services

The BBC says it plans to close five foreign language services as part of efforts to cut costs by 16 percent.
The BBC World Service said on Tuesday the move to stop its Albanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Portuguese for Africa and English for the Caribbean regional services is a response to a cut in grants from the U.K. Foreign Office.
The BBC said Tuesday it would not confirm any other details ahead of a staff briefing and press conference Wednesday, when Global News Director Peter Horrocks will give "significant details" of the World Service's response to the cuts.
Horrock said in a statement the services affected were all extremely important and stressed the closures are not linked to the services' performance.


Updated : 2021-10-26 08:46 GMT+08:00