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BBC to remove chef recipes from website

17 May 2016 by
BBC to remove chef recipes from website

More than 11,000 recipes are to be removed from the BBC website as part of a review of the corporation's online services.

In future, recipes from a host of chefs who have appeared on the BBC, including Rick Stein, James Martin and Tom Kerridge, will be posted online for only 30 days.

It is believed that the move is part of the wider plan to cut £15m from the BBC's online budget and focus on "distinctive public service content", following on from last week's publication of the Government's White Paper on the future of the corporation.

BBC staff are expected to be briefed about the future of online services and the BBC television channels by James Harding, director of BBC news and current affairs.

A BBC source said: "What we do has to be high quality, distinctive, and offer genuine public value.

"While our audiences expect us to be online, we have never sought to be all things to all people and the changes being announced will ensure that we are not."

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