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    BBC axe HD channel

    Article here

    Anyone else think that BBC is going down the pan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    Article here

    Anyone else think that BBC is going down the pan?
    I would say they have GONE already.

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    According to the BBC site, they won't close any channels to help with the cuts. BBC News - BBC set to cut 2,000 jobs by 2017. But the same article confirms what you found!

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    "The BBC's popular BBC HD channel is to be shut down"
    then
    "one of the casualties of these cutbacks could be the five-year-old BBC HD"

    Well, which is it?

    Anyway, the BBC is being eroded by government for sure - such a pity as it is the envy of the rest of the world. An independent news channel alone is worth the licence fee in my opinion.

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    BBC HD is going but I read is being replaced by BBC2 HD, so we get BBC1 and BBC2 in HD at all times.

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    and they still pay stupid amounts of money to their talent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit View Post
    "The BBC's popular BBC HD channel is to be shut down"
    then
    "one of the casualties of these cutbacks could be the five-year-old BBC HD"

    Well, which is it?

    Anyway, the BBC is being eroded by government for sure - such a pity as it is the envy of the rest of the world. An independent news channel alone is worth the licence fee in my opinion.
    Exactly. Words like "could be" and "looks like" are very poor journalism and scaremongering.

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    "This is a plan for living within our means. It's also about making sure we don't accidentally cancel the future."
    Made me chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Exactly. Words like "could be" and "looks like" are very poor journalism and scaremongering.
    These are only proposals, subject to a BBC Trust consultation, so to say "will be" would be premature. I'm half expecting a 6 Music style climb down on a lot of the proposals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    BBC HD is going but I read is being replaced by BBC2 HD, so we get BBC1 and BBC2 in HD at all times.
    Yeah, surely that's better? Wasn't BBC HD more relavent when less programmes were in HD? Now many are, better to just have both channels in HD

    Edit: Just read that some BBC3 and BBC4 shows are broadcast on there, so it could be a loss

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    So long as they leave BBC4 alone...!

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    Eh, it's not being axed It's just becoming BBC2 HD, something that was going to happen long term anyway.
    This has upsides and downsides. It means the BBC will have another HD channel that's on the air all day, rather than just the 6 hours or so that BBCHD is active for. But on the downside it means that some of it will be upscaled and programs that are made in HD from BBC 3 and 4 won't be able to get a look in anymore.

    Anyone else think that BBC is going down the pan?
    I don't think it's their fault, rather the government forced a rather harsh and long license fee freeze on them and then also slapped them with the costs of running the world service (previous funded via the foreign office) as such, the BBC has no choice but to cut back massively. I think the BBC management was scared of how it would look if they held out for more tho.

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    So, the Danny Baker show on Radio London is to be axed. Unbelievable if it happens - only reason to ever listen to that station.
    Depressing news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit View Post
    "The BBC's popular BBC HD channel is to be shut down"
    then
    "one of the casualties of these cutbacks could be the five-year-old BBC HD"

    Well, which is it?

    Anyway, the BBC is being eroded by government for sure - such a pity as it is the envy of the rest of the world. An independent news channel alone is worth the licence fee in my opinion.
    Shame the BBC don't offer an independent news channel then isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I would say they have GONE already.
    I enjoyed F1 on HD, but soon as both have gone down the pan...

    As much as I dont like the idea of giving my money to BSKYB looks like I might have to go down that route, maybe BBC shouldnt of waste so much money on programs that no one watches..

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