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BBC Sport And Red Button Services Face Cutbacks

Spending on athletics and minority sports is to be cut by the BBC with its Red Button services also facing the axe, as the corporation aims to save GBP150m a year before its final round of budget negotiations with the government. The broadcaster will cut online news and make savings in overheads as it deals with a funding shortfall, but it has promised to protect spending on drama. The Red Button services offer news and sport text services, and are particularly popular during big live events such as Wimbledon.

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