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BBC Sport blog editor | 17:46 UK time, Friday, 5 August 2011

Back in January we announced that we would be making some changes to our services because of a 25% reduction in the online budget.

One of the things we said we would stop doing is our daily on-demand sports news video bulletin.

Today will be the last day of the bulletin, and you may have noticed we have removed the link from the banner of our website.

It will also no longer appear on our red button multi-screen from tomorrow morning.

As we explained at the time, video is key for us but we know the bulk of traffic goes to on-demand clips around stories and streams of live events.

So that's where we will focus our efforts, rather than on a 'linear' bulletin of headlines.

You can find out more about our weekly schedule of live events here and what's coming up on the BBC red button generally here.


  • Comment number 1.

    Hope that you are diverting the surplus to the F1 coverage!?

  • Comment number 2.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 3.

    The BBC has removed so many links recently that it is unbelivable, many refering to F1 SKY deal.

  • Comment number 4.

    where's the reduction in my licene fee? If you're not funding services the same as you were 2 years ago; then why has the licence fee not been reduced?

  • Comment number 5.

    The BBC aren't the only ones suffering in these difficult times, but now we will have to pay £600+ (excluding new telly) to follow our favourite sport, thanks to the appalling F1 sell-out.

    Thanks Beeb.

  • Comment number 6.

    I am delighted the BBC is trying to save some of the money it has been wasting.

    I am asdo very proud that my comment at 2 above has now been under consideration since yesterday. It appears the BBC thinks words, no naughty ones I assure you, can hurt as well as sticks and stones. Perhaps it is the the truth that hurts - save F1 from the BBC's shameful deal with the forces of darkness!

    P.S. I thought Ben Gallop was the BBC Sport blog editor - trying to stay out of the limelight are you Ben?

  • Comment number 7.

    Hey BBC, Ben Gallop's salary must cost a bit, save some money there and bring back our F1 coverage that you sold out on! The more you keep closing the blogs, the more we'll just keep commenting on what matters to us!

  • Comment number 8.

    Wonder how long this blog will stay open.

    what do we all think of the F1 dwal then??

  • Comment number 9.

    Hello, it's always good to see the BBC cutting costs in the least used areas. The money should be focused on those areas with the most demand.

    I imagine, for example, that you are looking at things like viewing ratings to determine exactly what it is that the license fee payer expects for their money and enjoys, and you will, for example, conclude that your award winning Formula 1 coverage is worth spending money on, while closing these lesser used services.

    Oh wait. No, that would be far too sensible.

    Stop the Sky/BBC Formula 1 deal now. It's an utter disgrace.


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