THE BBC is set to be close its download store after just 18 months after failing to hit commercial targets.
The BBC Store, which is operated by the commercial arm of BBC Worldwide, struggled to make a dent in the download-to-own market despite promoting its popular free catch-up service iPlayer.
A BBC source reportedly said: “The download market isn’t what it once was.”
Reports of the closure comes as BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall is reportedly attempting to slash expenses across the broadcaster.
The staff who received extravagant pay increases now earn more than Prime Minister Theresa May, whose work taking Britain out of the European Union only gives her £149,440 per year, according to the Mail.