BBC Vision scraps multiplatform commissioners

BBC’s Vision is axing about 100 jobs in the next year and scrapping the roles of multi-platform commissioners, as part of the wider BBC Online cuts.

“The existing multiplatform commissioning team will be disbanded within BBC Vision, with commissioning to be run at genre/ channel level,” says BBC Online general manager Andy Conroy. “This means that there will no longer be an overall divisional budget to spend on individual TV websites. Instead, fewer commissions will be made and they will be part of a broader creative process which more closely aligns online and linear TV commissioning.”

“We expect this streamlined approach to deliver operational efficiencies. As a consequence, we hope, it will be far easier for third parties to work with us. Also, we expect to be able to reduce investment in competing and non-interoperable technologies.