As part of $1 billion in cost savings, the BBC is going to cut 12 percent of its staff. As a British television nerd, I am, of course, sad to hear this, and as someone who cares about good reporting, especially concerned to hear that about half of the cuts will be in news. It’s a reminder of how great it would be to get more British content more widely syndicated in the U.S., whether it’s Hulu streaming Misfits, or getting a lot of the content that’s available through DVD only on Netflix available streaming, or getting shows on networks other than BBC America. I would dearly love to be more of a revenue stream for the BBC.
Ask and ye shall (sort of) receive: Netflix just licensed the original Being Human. To which I say huzzah!