BBC could cut 1,000 staffers, shuttering linear services as part of cost-savings measures

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After learning that the fee that funds most of its operations would be frozen and leaving a potentially £2 billion hole in its budget, the BBC has started to lay out plans to reduce costs and switch to a “digital first” model.

The broadcaster says that up to 1,000 employees will lose their jobs in the coming years in an effort to stem payroll.

Meanwhile, the children’s oriented CBBC and BBC Four will stop operating as traditional, linear channels, switching to the iPlayer digital offering.

BBC News, the 24-hour news channel seen primarily in the U.K. will also merge with BBC World News, an offering the broadcaster licenses outside the U.K.

Radio 4 Extra is also expected to shift online to its BBC Sounds offering.