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BBC releases stats to bolster Charter renewal

By James Cridland for media.info
Posted 30 September 2015, 12.31pm edt

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The BBC has released a nineteen page document with facts and figures about the corporation, following a recent presentation by the BBC’s Director of Strategy & Digital, James Purnell.

The document has been circulated to all former BBC employees who are in the BBC Alumni, a network designed to keep ex-BBC people up to date with the Corporation.

It points out that BBC Radio costs 7p per listener per day, and uses data from Bauer Media's Compare My Radio tool to compare BBC Radio 1 favourably with Capital FM, for example.

12.7m people a day start the day with BBC radio stations, according to the document; 7.0m are listening to BBC Radio's drivetime output.

The document also claims that support for the licence fee, which costs every British household £145.50 per year, is growing.

The document is available in full here.

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James Cridland — James is the Managing Director of media.info, and a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. His website is at james.cridland.net, where you can subscribe to his weekly newsletter.

Comments

1 year, 8 months ago

I cannot imagine what UK radio would be like if a government decides to axe BBC radio. It would be a domestic service of Radio Ga Ga at its worst!!

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