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BBC transformation ‘a game-changer’, says BCU expert

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 31 MARCH
BBC transformation a game-changer says BCU expert - news article - marverine cole

It has pledged to move BBC Asian Network in its entirety and the BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network news service Newsbeat to Birmingham, alongside more primetime drama and BBC Three documentaries.

School of Media

Birmingham City University

The proposals are set out in the BBC's blueprint for the future entitled The BBC Across the UK. By 2027/28 the public broadcaster projects it will have spent an additional £700m across the UK, which will deliver an economic benefit of more than £850 million.

Director of Undergraduate Journalism Marverine Duffy says, "We have a long history of producing the next generation of journalists and creative media professionals, with a strong emphasis on employability. The potential for our students to stay here after they graduate to work at the heart of a thriving media industry is energising, particularly when for years there's been a concentration of those lucrative roles in either London or Manchester.

Read more about the BBC's expansion in Birmingham.

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