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Editor's Viewpoint: Beeb narrows focus

The BBC is respected throughout the world as a broadcaster of excellence, but, in recent years, it has become a gargantuan multi-media organisation seemingly determined to be all things to all people.

Now the BBC is to concentrate on doing what it does best even better. International news, quality drama and documentaries will be in sharper focus.

Commercial competitors will now be given greater opportunity to woo teenage, music and website audiences as the BBC cuts back in those sectors.

That is a welcome development and creates a more level playing field in the media.

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