Costs of securing radio broadcast rights for English Premier League games

Glenn Pegden made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am enquiring as to the money spent by the BBC on the securing season long rights to broadcast commentaries of English Premier League football home games for individual clubs by BBC local radio stations and the estimated average audience for the broadcasts, over the previous 5 seasons.

It has been alleged that for some clubs the money spent to secure the rights is grossly disproportional to the average audience and I would like to know how much truth there is in the statement.

I'm aware that this very close to journalism (which is except from FoA requests), but I consider this to be a financial question about broadcast rights, rather than anything to do with the contents of the broadcasts.

Yours faithfully,

Glenn Pegden

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Pegden,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, repeated below, which was received on 10th August
2011.

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latest, within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your
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Yours sincerely,

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Dear Mr Pegden,

I refer to your request for information dated 10th August and I now
enclose our reply.

Kind regards
Yours sincerely

H Padley
Advisor - Information Policy & Compliance

BBC Freedom of Information
Room 2252, BBC White City
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TS

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