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Television UK television licence forecast 1949

forecast actual increase over forecast
      %
1949 120,000 126,567 5.5
1950 250,000 343,882 37.6
1951 500,000 763,941 52.8
1952 800,000 1,449,260 81.2
1953 1,200,000 2,142,452 78.5
1954 1,600,000 3,248,852 103.1
1955 2,000,000 4,503,766 125.2

Source: Forecasts in memorandum from BBC Director General William Haley to H Townshend, Post Office dated 9 September 1949, quoted in Report of the Broadcasting Committee 1949: Memoranda submitted to the Committee (1951)
Haley comments: 'You will appreciate that some factors such as the rate of set production ... will depend on the national economic position. [0005]
Actual licences at 31 March each year: BBC
Calculation of increase over forecast: Terra Media

 


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