The Week: Media News - Lyons warns over BBC cuts

The BBC must achieve budget cuts of £2 billion by 2013, which could even result in the closure of channels, according to Sir Michael Lyons, the BBC Trust chairman. Lyons, who was speaking in a series of newspaper interviews to mark 100 days in the role, is due to examine cost-cutting plans in the autumn. The most likely candidates for closure are BBC3 and BBC4, although such drastic measures are thought to be unlikely.