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BBC Will Consider Whether To Drop Some Websites

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The BBC looks like it might bow to critics’ cries of online expansionism by at least considering whether to cull some websites.

The regulating BBC Trust just announced a corporation-wide “strategic review”, to “re-shape” the corporation, will be conducted by director-general Mark Thompson. And the trust’s comments about online specifically could whet commercial publishers’ whistles…

“The trust recognises external concerns over scale and growth of BBC online operations. Equally, it