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Mark Thompson on BBC cuts - full interview

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BBC 6 Music and Asian Network are facing closure, Mark Thompson, director general of the corporation, has said.

The strategy review has now been submitted to the BBC Trust and a public consultation period will take place.

As a result of the changes Mr Thompson said he expected the plans would see an extra £600m ($893m) diverted into programme-making.

Speaking to the BBC News Channel, Mr Thompson explained the reason behind the cuts.

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