Annual Review 2007/2008

Commitments

a. Contracts placed for future expenditure

  2008
£m
  2007
£m
 
Fixed asset additions 7.7   8.8  
Programme acquisitions and sports rights 0.2   0.2  
Other -   0.1  
Total 7.9   9.1  

b. Other financial commitments

BBC World Service has a contract with VT Communications Limited for the period to March 2012 for the provision of transmission services.The contractual charge for the year ended 31 March 2008 was £29.3 million (2007: £29.8 million).

c. Operating leases

Operating lease commitments payable in the following year analysed according to the period in which the lease expires

  Land and  buildings
2008
£m
Land and  buildings
2007
£m
Plant and  machinery
2008
£m
Plant and  machinery
2007
£m
Within one year 0.3 0.1 - 1.1
In two to five years 8.4 7.6 - -
Total 8.7 7.7 - 1.1