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Jeremy Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org
21 February 2020
Dear Jeremy Edgar, Freedom of Information request – RFI20200243
Thank you for your request to the BBC of 12 February 2020 seeking the following
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’):
“I am interested to know about the production and launch of BritBox, both in the US and
here, in the UK.
Specifically I am interested to know how much of the production and launch costs came from
money provided by the UK TV Licence payers.”
We have interpreted your request to refer to BritBox UK. BritBox is a joint commercial
venture between ITV and the BBC. ITV will own 90% of the new BritBox service and the
BBC's initial 10% stake could rise to 25% in the future. The BBC’s 10% stake is held by BBC
As set out in section 6(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, our subsidiaries (including BBC Studioworks
Limited, UKTV, BBC Global News Ltd and BBC Studios Ltd), as well as the charities BBC
Media Action and BBC Children in Need, are not subject to the Act. Therefore information
regarding their activities is also not subject to the Act.
You may find the fol owing link helpful: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/britbox-agreement Appeal Rights
If you are not satisfied that we have complied with the Act in responding to your request, you
have the right to an internal review by a BBC senior manager or legal adviser. Please contact
us at the address above, explaining what you would like us to review and including your
reference number. A request for an internal review must be made within 40 working days of
receiving the BBC’s response to your original request.
If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the Information
Commissioner. The contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113 or see https://ico.org.uk/.
Yours sincerely, Information Rights
BBC Freedom of Information
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