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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: PROPOSED NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CUTS, WITH POTENTIAL SAVINGS COST AND PERCEIVED IMPACT.

* FIRST 10% CONTENT CUT PROGRAMME: AM.PM (cut to one programme per week with presenter top and tail) * Saving: pounds 210,000 * Impact: Reputational damage with decision makers, reduction of political content at a time when devolved government attains maturity. PROGRAMME: POLITICS SHOW * Saving: pounds 173,000 * Impact: Less reputational risk than the loss of any other political programming as it was always perceived as a vehicle better suited to English regions.

PROGRAMME: TARO NAW * Saving: pounds 221,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk at time when Welsh language broadcasting is being closely scrutinised.

PROGRAMME: REDUCED ONLINE COVERAGE * Saving: pounds 80,000 * Impact: Impact on story count which can be covered by slower refresh rate. Not as obvious immediate impact to online user, but one which may grow with time. PROGRAMME: MANYLU * Saving: pounds 192,000 * Impact: Reputational impact of losing Welsh language current affairs on radio. PROGRAMME: EYE ON WALES * Saving: pounds 145,000 * Impact: Reputational loss of losing English language current affairs on radio. PROGRAMME: WALES AT WORK * Saving: pounds 126,000 * Impact: Distinctive programming not provided by our competitors and the loss of a key strand when business and economic affairs are becoming more important.

PROGRAMME: COUNTRY FOCUS * Saving: pounds 63,000 * Impact: Given the importance of agriculture to large swathes of the country, closing this programme will be the loss of another distinctive part of our schedule.

PROGRAMME: FFEIL * Saving: pounds 391,000 * Impact: High risk given the focus on S4C, ending Ffeil would also have a big impact because it is the only programme we target at a young audience. PROGRAMME: REDUCED NEWYDDION BULLETINS - DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED * Saving: pounds 100,000 * Impact: Major reputational damage given the focus on S4C. Danger of reducing Newyddion from a news service to a programme.

* TOTAL SAVINGS: pounds 1.701M * SECOND 10% CONTENT CUT PROGRAMME: ALL POLITICAL CONFERENCE COVERAGE. * Saving: pounds 137,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk and failure to deliver on BBC's public purposes. PROGRAMME: PAWB A'I FARN * Saving: pounds 502,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk and failure to deliver on BBC's public purposes. PROGRAMME: FURTHER REDUCED NEWYDDION BULLETINS (ONLY LATE NIGHT BULLETIN REMAINING) * Saving: pounds 217,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk and failure to deliver on BBC's public purposes. PROGRAMME: CF99 * Saving: pounds 272,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk and failure to deliver on BBC's public purposes. PROGRAMME: WEEK IN WEEK OUT * Saving: pounds 571,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk and failure to deliver on BBC's public purposes. * TOTAL SAVINGS: pounds 1.7M
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 28, 2011
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