Freeview and Freesat

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

How much does the BBC pay towards the running of Freeview and Freesat each year for the last five years?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Brety

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Paul Brety,


Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as detailed below. Your request was received on 13
November 2023. 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 RFI20231494.


Kind regards,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

First Floor, Wogan House, 99 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7NY



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Claire Dresser, British Broadcasting Corporation

I think this one is for Distribution - I've copied them in. if not them they'll know who
All the best

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Kieran Clifton, British Broadcasting Corporation

Copying Robin.

Can we check if we make this public please?

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I think this one is for Distribution - I've copied them in. if not them they'll know who
All the best

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Robin Holmes, British Broadcasting Corporation

Freesat and DUK yes, but Freeview doesn’t appear to disclose individual member contributions. I don't know if there is anything in SHAs that would prevent us being able to publicly disclose our contribution.

The answer to the question would be roughly £11.5m p/a. I would take a while to dig out the relevant information if we wish to provide an accurate breakdown by year. Which would presumably be the 5 BBC financial years to March 2023.

Presumably we are obliged to answer this request and can't use confidentiality get-outs.

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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

Looks like the answer - £11.5 million a year - has been given anyway. The BBC will no doubt be gutted it couldn't hide behind "confidentiality get outs".

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Paul,


Please find attached our response to your request for information,
reference RFI20231494.



Yours sincerely



BBC Information Rights


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