The has revealed just how much tax-payer money went into creating the and how much it takes to run the service every year. While we think that it’s money well spent, the BBC has bet big on the with it costing a cool £5.7 million to develop. And with the recent arrival of 3 beta , the Beeb is still piling money into the catch-up app, with £4.8 million put aside for development until 2011. The BBC revealed the details after a freedom of information request was put through to the broadcaster. Even though the ’s expenditure sounds expensive, the BBC notes that it’s in line with budgets.

2e265418ba00 200.jpg How much does the BBC iPlayer cost to run?

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