BBC director general outlines the cost-saving ideas put forward by staff
Mark Thompson's presentation to the media featured 21 areas for possible cutbacks. They are listed below:
Delivering quality first ? common emerging themes
Investing in peak time: TV overnight output ? could we reduce the spend on our overnight programming?
Daytime on BBC2 ? could we focus on a richer originated daytime schedule on BBC1?
Local radio ? should we continue to offer different local schedules outside of peak?
Focusing money on services that offer the most value to audiences: Should BBC1 be the home of regional and national programmes with BBC2 network only?
Politics and current affairs programmes ? what would fewer, bigger, better look like?
Making it clear to audiences what they can expect from our services
How do we clarify our radio portfolio (which genres on which networks)?
Do we need better differentiation of our TV portfolio (eg BBC2 and BBC4)?
Acquisitions ? at 2% on the licence fee, have we got the right balance?
Making bold decisions to deliver quality
BBC1 spend and genre mix ? should we spend more on drama to reflect high public demand?
Should more of the BBC's channels and commissioners be located outside London?
Could we streamline the BBC further to a maximum number of organisational layers?
What employment practices would allow us to compete for the best talent at reasonable cost?
Should we protect the BBC1 budget by making other cuts in TV?
Preparing for the future ? changes in future distribution and production technology
How do we respond to audiences increasing consumption of content on the move?
How should we prepare for IPTV/two screen use?
How do we make the most of our investment in network production outside London?
Sharing quality content more widely across the network
Can we share some output across nations, local and network radio?
Should we consider sharing nations' TV programmes across the network?
Can we share original journalism across our services more effectively?
Should we create one integrated news gathering service?
Should we re-show BBC1 dramas and natural history programmes more often?