BBC Will Consider Whether To Drop Some Websites

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