The BBC is reportedly going to cut parts of its web operation earlier than expected, as public sector budget constraints begin to make themselves felt.
The BBC produces millions of web pages and those relating to entertainment, music and celebrities could be reduced, according to the Daily Telegraph.
BBC director-general Mark Thompson said in November that cuts would occur, but that they would not start until after the analogue signal is switched off in 2012.
But the cuts may now be made earlier as budget pressures increasingly require prioritisation of services. Pay for senior level executives could also be cut by 25% to £60m.
The corporation said it would not comment on speculation, and that the conclusions of its Strategic Review would be announced later this year.