BBC to scrap Red Button service as part of £150m budget cuts.

The BBC is expected to announce the closure of its Red Button service later today.

The service,gives viewers access to additional content, such as a choice of stages to watch during the BBC's Glastonbury coverage or recorded music performances from Radio 1 and Radio 2.

However as part of a new round of cuts, the red button service will go.  It is also reported that £12 million will be cut from the BBC's drama budget and £35 million will be shed from the corporation's budget for sporting rights.


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