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BBC to focus on winning younger viewers

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE BBC is to shift its television budget away from older audiences and concentrate on shows that reflect the "lives and passions" of young viewers, the director-general has announced.

The move comes after Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog, warned that the BBC risks losing a generation of viewers who consider its output to be boring and old-fashioned. Unless it succeeds in winning them over the BBC may be unsustainable because those young people will see no reason to pay the licence fee, Of...