BBC to use The Voice money to invest in home-grown shows as part of £150m cuts
The BBC has revealed how it intends to plug a £150 million shortfall.
In an announcement today, the corporation announced a raft of plans to save itself £150m, including exploring a phased exit for the red button service and cutting £35m from its sports rights budget.
The BBC has already dropped coverage of The Open golf tournament as part of cost-cutting measures.
Hit show Strictly Come Dancing and the BBC drama operation - which includes the likes of Doctor Foster, Call the Midwife and London Spy - are understood to be protected from about £12 million of cuts to the TV budget.
However with the loss of The Voice to ITV, the BBC will use the money saved to invest in home-grown formats like Strictly.