UK public broadcaster the BBC spent a total of Â£1.8 billion (2 billion) on content last year, the BBC ExecutiveÂs annual review and assessment report reveals.
Flagship channel BBC One accounted for Â£1.13 billion, slightly more than the previous year. BBC Two accounted for Â£421 million, which was also more than the previous year, while spending on BBC3 content was down slightly to Â£84.7 million, as was spending on BBC Four, which accounted for Â£50.8 million of total spend. The BBC ramped up spending on content for kids channels CBBC and CBeebies, which accounted for Â£78.3 million (last year: Â£54.5 million) and Â£28.5 million (last year: Â£18.1 million) respectively.
The BBC increased reach, the percentage of the UK population who watch each channel each week, across all of its channels, apart from BBC Two, which was down, and Gaelic-language channel BBC Alba, which remained the same. BBC OneÂs reach was 78.8%, BBC Two was 55.1% (down from 55.7%), BBC Three was 22.7% and BBC Four was 10.6%.