Hapless BBC bumps Proms for Olympic GamesNews
The BBC is under pressure for reducing its coverage of the Olympics Games from 5,000 hours in 2016 to just 650 this summer.
The Corporation says it lacked the cash to bid for more.
Responding to justified popular criticism, however, it has managed to find some extra Olympics hours tonight.
The BBC Proms open at 8pm.
They will be given just one hour on a mainstream channel, BBC2, before being shunted off into the remotness of BBC4, a channel which is now designated chiefly for repeats.
The BBC has put the Proms a very distant second to the sports it cannot afford.