Three Tiers of detailed budgets have been calculated for the flexible 15-24 month Pre-launch phase, and for four years of Transmission, from which Consolidated Accounts Projections have been prepared. From these budgets it has been possible to project: expenditure schedules; UK, US, Singaporean and EU (NL based) taxation; bank interest; overdraft; depreciation and finance leases et cetera.

The following list details the elements that have been considered and calculated during the budgeting process.

  • Satellite, Cable & IPTV Transmission
  • Satellite, Cable & IPTV Platform Charges
  • OTT Services & Encoding
  • OTT & App Development (Multi-platform)
  • Production Budgets — News
  • Production Budgets — Features
  • Production Budgets — Events
  • Production Budgets — Guest Appearances
  • Marketing Budget
  • News Wire Services (three Industry leading services)
  • Newsroom Software
  • Weather Services
  • Translation Services
  • Broadcast Studio Systems
  • Broadcast Equipment (PSC)
  • Broadcast Data Storage
  • Edit Suites
  • Robotic Studio Systems
  • Video Walls
  • Radio Studio Equipment (for Audio-only feed)
  • IP News Gathering Capabilities
  • Backup Generators
  • Computers
  • Software
  • IT Networks & Telecoms Hardware
  • Telecommunications (Landlines/Phones/Tablets)
  • MPLS & Data Services
  • Office Equipment
  • Contact Centre
  • InfoSec
  • Licences (Fixed & Profit Based Costs)
  • AVMSD (Audiovisual Media Services Directive)
  • The “Fake News” Phenomena
  • Performing Rights Fees & Licence Contingencies
  • Compliance — Consultation & Training
  • Training — Production
  • Training — Aviation
  • Training — Health & Safety
  • Studio Design & Construction
  • Fixtures, Fittings & Construction
  • Coffee Shop (Revenue Neutral/Profitable)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Furnishings
  • Offices — Main (Rent; calculated by sq. ft. per Location)
  • Offices — Service Charges
  • Offices — Taxes & Rates
  • Offices — Temporary (Construction phase)
  • Offices — Contingencies
  • Energy
  • Security & Fire Systems
  • Security & Front Desk Contracts (Personnel)
  • Personnel
  • Personnel — Additional Annual Contingency)
  • Personnel — Employment Packages
  • Personnel — Recruitment Fees
  • Health Care (UK)
  • Health Care (EU)
  • Health Care (US)
  • Health Care (SG)
  • Pensions (UK)
  • Pensions (EU)
  • Pensions (US) 401(K) Scheme
  • Pensions (SG)
  • Social Security (UK) / NIC
  • Social Security (EU)
  • Social Security (US) inc. Medicare
  • Social Security (SG)
  • Taxation (UK, EU, US, SG)
  • VAT (UK/EU); GST (SG); Sales Tax (US)
  • UK Apprentice Levy
  • Brexit
  • The European Union (EU)
  • Treaty of the Functioning of the EU (TFEU)
  • EU Competition Law
  • Working Capital & Miscellaneous Expenditure
  • Consultancy Fees
  • Accountancy Fees (External)
  • Accounting Systems
  • Legal Department Budget
  • Insurance — Global Policy
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Bank Charges & Commissions
  • Exceptional Items (Funding & Development Costs)
  • Brokers’ Fees
  • Inflation
  • Growth (based on an Industry average measure)
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