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BBC director general Greg Dyke is to inject an extra £58 million into public service broadcasting - but can only afford a paltry £8 (yes, eight pounds) for its revamped online sports service.

This PR blooper was spotted by those offline vulture-eyed hacks at .net

According to a statement issued today (be quick before the BBC changes it), Auntie said it would chuck £15 million to boost mainstream BBC TV channels; £ 6.5 million to help prop-up local radio; £4 million in extra children's content; £4 million to develop interactive education and digital text services and a piddly £8 for BBC Online to help launch a new sports site.

Now the BBC may have lost the rights to show top notch football, cricket, F1 racing... and just about every other mainstream sport available come to think of it, but surely it can stump up more than eight quid for a new sports site? ®

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