BBC Sounds App Exclusive Audio Content

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.


Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I write to you in respect of the recent decision to make certain radio programmes and podcasts exclusive to the BBC Sounds app for 28 days.

1. When was this decision taken?
2. Please can I request the minutes of the meeting at which this decision was taken.
3. Please can I request a copy of any impact assessment undertaken prior to this decision being made?
4. Please describe the criteria that was used to determine the content that would be BBC Sounds exclusive for 28 days.
5. Please disclose (if any) all other audio content that the BBC is considering making BBC Sounds exclusive (for 28 days or otherwise) over the next 12 months.
6. Please disclose any plans to allow voice commands through the Google Home platform to access BBC Sounds over the next 6 months?

Yours faithfully,


FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Christopher,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 11 February 2022. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20220316.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [email address]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Christopher Hayward,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20220316.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP