BBC Online curbed, mags to be sold 'at right price'

Trust's Strategy Review stated that BBC should aim to increase quality of output in journalism, musi

The BBC Trust today confirmed proposals to cut online spending by 25 per cent and to allow the closure of the Asian Network and the sell-off of BBC Worldwide's magazines business.

The final conclusions of the Trust's Strategy Review, launched two years ago, today stated that the BBC should aim to increase the quality of output in the director-general's five priority areas of journalism; knowledge, music and culture; UK drama and comedy; children's output and events that bring communities and the nation together.

But it confirmed plans to curb the ambitions of BBC Online, the part of the corporation which has garnered the most widespread criticism for encroaching on the commercial sector.

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