Daniel Zeichner MP has reacted with fury at the news that the BBC Red Button will be scrapped early next year.

The Red Button is the successor to Ceefax and has been in use since 2012.

The MP will meet BBC bosses early next week and urge them to reconsider the plan.

Mr Zeichner said:

“Looking at the news headlines, sports results, and weather on the red button service is something large numbers of people do, including me. It’s a quick and easy to use service – and you never get distracted by adverts or sent off on a tangent as you might online. It is also a particular blow to older people who are already having their free TV licences scrapped. It is time for the BBC to be funded properly.”

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