Resources devoted to photo sales

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please provide an approximate count of the full-time equivalent (FTE) BBC staff involved in the commercial sale of photographs and/or still images, for example in operating this website

For clarity:

This relates only to public-service BBC staff whose salaries are funded by the licence fee, and not to BBC Studios.

To be counted, staff do not have to be fully devoted to these commercial activities but the proportion they spend (FTE) should be counted. For example, someone spending 50% of their time on work to support sales should count 0.5 towards the total.

This should include all activities related to the commercial sale of photos including preparation, digitization, uploading, description, organisation, making 'collections', administration of the sales system, website development and support, contract management, transaction and payment handling, financial accounting, marketing and publicity etc. A breakdown is not required, only an approximate total.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan March

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Jonathan March,

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 29 August 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 RFI20220983.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BBC Legal
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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr March,


Please find attached our response to your request for information,
reference RFI20220983.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

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