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Broadband rollout "topsliced" to BT£150.0m-
BBC One£1,433.6m45.3m
BBC Two£533.4m32.0m
BBC Three (online only)£20.0m-
BBC Four£63.1m10.6m
BBC ALBA£9.0m-
BBC News channel£63.0m8.8m
BBC Parliament£10.1m0.7m
BBC Radio 1£54.3m10.4m
BBC Radio 2£60.4m15.1m
BBC Radio 3£55.1m1.9m
BBC Radio 4£115.7m10.6m
BBC Radio 5 Live£66.1m5.3m
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra£5.7m1.6m
BBC 1Xtra£11.1m1.0m
BBC 6Music£12.5m2.1m
BBC 4 Extra£7.5m2.0m
BBC Asian Network£10.7m0.6m
BBC Local Radio (England)£153.8m6.1m
BBC Radio Scotland£31.4m0.9m
BBC Radio nan Gaidheal£6.0m-
BBC Radio Wales£19.9m0.4m
BBC Radio Cymru£18.3m0.1m
BBC Radio Ulster/BBC Radio Foyle£24.0m0.5m
BBC Online, iPlayer (and Red Button)£201.0m-
Orchestras and performing groups£32.5m-
S4C (inc direct funding)£107.0m0.6m
Development spend£82.8m-
BBC World Service operating licence£253.6m210.0m
Licence fee collection costs£110.3m-
PSB Group pension deficit reduction payment£376.8m-
Costs incurred to generate intra-group income£170.2m-
Costs incurred to generate third-party income£133.4m-
Restructuring costs£8.4m-
Digital switchover (DSHS Limited)£0.4m-
Local TV£2.9m-

Notes: this page is based on the figures in the BBC Full Financial Statements 2014/15, less the change of BBC Three from £114.2m TV to £20m online service. Full Financial Statements also shows the current number of governement-funded 'Over 75s' licences - 4,215,808 - giving the eventual shortfall of £613.4m. BBC Worldwide/BBC America profit of £109m to BBC 'PSB Group' and one-off £78.6m for 'lease reclassification' also not shown. The 'Reach' is the number of people tuning into the service each week, from BARB Viewing Summary and RAJAR Quarterly Listening.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
4:30 PM

Classic FM's playlist tends towards the 'Worlds Greatest Classical CD', which is fine for a while, but challenging its not, and its film music tends to be a bit from John Barry (I'm a huge Barry fan, but there are only so many times you can hear 'Out of Africa'), the really boring Howard Shore music from one of the Rings films (they tend to blend into one), and Ladies in Lavender.

R3 isn't easy listening, but there is a lot of good stuff you just wont hear on Classic FM, even though its (small) audience complains of 'dumbing down'. And there is no way that Classic FM would cover the Proms - far too obscure.

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MikeB's 1,992 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 16 October 2016
James Livingston
6:39 PM

How much do the regional variations of BBC 2 cost and what is the reach?

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James Livingston's 11 posts GB
Monday, 17 October 2016
Mark A
7:47 PM

Re; James Livingston.
The England BBC2 regions closed down when analog TV ended.
If they closed down the BBC2 SD and HD versions of BBC2 for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,
then they would save the costs of 3 HD and 3 SD channels on satellite.

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Mark A's 338 posts Gold Gold GB
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