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The BBC spent £199.3 million on its BBC Online service in 2009/10, according to its annual report – 12 percent more than the previous year.
The outlay is six percent of the £142.50 annual licence fee, or the equivalent of £0.67 per month…
BBC Online spend breaks down as: £126.7 million content budget, £22.3 million on distribution and £50.3 million on infrastructure and support.
Future media and technology director Erik Huggers’ salary totaled £407,000 – that’s £330,000 base pay, £15,000 in taxable benefits and £62,000 in cash-based pension supplements.
— BBC Online reaches 37 percent of the population each week and therefore costs 8.9 pence per user hour.
— On a per user user basis, that makes it amongst the most costly of the BBC’s main services, with only BBC Alba costing more.
— More than 18 million iPlayer requests per week.
— Monthly mobile users up from 4.4 million to 7.8 million.
— External suppliers received 26 percent of BBC Online spend – slightly more than its 25 percent quota.