Yahoo Sports activities has made its whole UK editorial workforce redundant because it focuses on US sports activities protection.
Press Gazette understands six editorial employees have left consequently together with head of sport Raj Mannick who joined from ITN in 2018.
The digital newsbrand is owned by US media firm Verizon Media, which additionally owns Huffpost and different Yahoo manufacturers.
Journalists have been advised there was now not any want for a sports activities workforce within the UK as the corporate was “placing all their efforts” on the US facet, in accordance with one supply.
One other mentioned there had been no indication that the cuts have been coming.
The Yahoo Sports activities UK web site continues to be dwell however seems to be utilizing wire and syndicated copy quite than producing any extra unique journalism.
A Yahoo Sports activities spokesperson mentioned: “At Yahoo Sports activities we’re grateful for the contributions the workforce has made as we proceed to focus our efforts on creating the perfect expertise for our followers on cellular.
“We’re aligning our sources to alternatives the place we really feel we are able to differentiate ourselves and might scale quicker to ship a greatest at school expertise to our followers.”
Verizon Media is a part of US telecommunications big Verizon which purchased AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017 for $4.4bn (£3.4bn) every.
The corporate additionally signed a significant take care of the NFL in 2017 reportedly value $2.5bn (£1.9bn) permitting it to stream dwell American Soccer league video games on cellphones within the US.
Final 12 months Yahoo Sports activities partnered with betting firm Bet MGM to provide odds to readers of authorized age throughout a number of sports activities by Yahoo Sportsbook. It additionally provides fantasy leagues at Yahoo Fantasy Sports activities.
The Yahoo Sports activities cellular app grew guests by greater than a 3rd (38 per cent) year-on-year in December, in accordance with Comscore cellular figures shared by Verizon.