BBC refutes Ofcom figures on regional news costs
By Ian Darby, campaignlive.co.uk, Monday, 01 June 2009 10:10AM
LONDON - A new regional news service to be broadcast on ITV will cost less than predicted, according to the BBC, which wants to avoid its licence fee revenue being spent on the venture.
BBC officials said that estimates from Ofcom that a basic service should cost between £40 million and £60 million a year and a fuller service up to £100 million were wide of the mark.
According to the Financial Times, the corporation has commissioned research which estimates an annual cost of £30 million to £50 million year for the proposed news service, at least £20 million of which would come from sharing BBC resources.
The BBC is making such a strong case in a bid to avoid being forced to pay for the new service, which is being introduced because ITV is withdrawing from directly providing regional news, out of the licence fee.
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
- Affiliates Executive - No. 1 Agency! GoodEgg Digital Circa £25k + Exceptional Benefits, Central London
- Digital Display Manager - Leading Agency GoodEgg Digital £Neg + Great Benefits, South East England / London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Marketing Director - 9-12 month FTC Comedy Central £competitive, Camden, London (Greater)
- Publicity Manager (PR) - World Leading Charity - Central London Ninesharp £38000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, City of London
- Marketing Analysis Manager Ninesharp £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, City of London
- Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote
- Sometimes collaboration, not innovation, can be the key to winning campaigns
- Virgin Trains spends £8 million on advertising to refocus on its brand
- Instagram partners with Omnicom to launch ad service in the UK
- WPP challenges Govt review
- Hovis appoints Mother to ad account