The director general of the BBC, Tim Davie, has announced that the organization is planning to transition to an online-only service over the next decade, and as a result, will be shutting down its traditional television and radio broadcasts according to The Guardian.
The future will involve “bringing the BBC together in a single offer”, possibly in the form of one app combining everything from television programmes to local news coverage and educational material. This could ultimately see the end of distinct brands such as BBC One or BBC Radio 4, although the programmes they currently air could continue online.
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a British public service broadcaster that provides television, radio, and online services. It is the world’s oldest national broadcaster, and it is funded by the UK government through a television license fee paid by households. The BBC is one of the largest broadcasters in the world, and it is known for producing high-quality news, sports, and entertainment programming. The news they are planning to shut down radio and TV broadcasts saddens me.