BBC Studios is reducing the number of permanent staff at its Northern Ireland base. All impacted staff were informed of the decision recently.
The BBC Studios operation in Northern Ireland is responsible for some networked daytime shows such as Points of View, Wanted Down Under and Wanted: A Simple Life. It also compiles reports for The One Show. For a time, the Northern Ireland arm also produced Sunday Morning Live.
A BBC Studios spokesman told Clean Feed: “Due to the current production pipeline for Factual Entertainment at our Belfast base we are no longer able to sustain our staffing model for the genre. As a result we are proposing to close six production roles and are in consultation with the staff impacted.”
The removal of the six posts will mean only two permanent BBC Studios personnel remain.
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