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British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operates as a public service broadcaster. It operates through UK PSB Group, BBC World Service and BBC Monitoring, and BBC Worldwide segments. The company broadcasts on radio, television and online providing news and information and offers TV services providing entertainment, news, current affairs and arts. BBC also operates national radio stations that provide music and speech programming to various audiences, as well as operates a portfolio of websites, including BBC news, sport and weather, children’s sites, such as CBBC and CBeebies, and gives access to radio and TV programs on-demand through BBC iPlayer.

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)28,687
Revenue (FY, 2019)£4.9 B(-3%)
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Key People/Management at BBC

Tim Davie

Tim Davie

Kamal Ahmed

Kamal Ahmed

Editorial Director
Richard Sharp

Richard Sharp

Kerris Bright

Kerris Bright

Chief Customer Officer
Jamie Angus

Jamie Angus

Director, World Service Group
Mai Fyfield

Mai Fyfield

Non-Executive Director
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BBC Office Locations

BBC has offices in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Borehamwood and in 18 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush
Belfast, GB
Blackstaff House, 62-66 Great Victoria St
Birmingham, GB
Archibald House, 1059 Bristol Rd
Borehamwood, GB
Eldon Ave
Bristol, GB
Whiteladies Rd
Glasgow, GB
40 Pacific Quay
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BBC Financials and Metrics

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BBC total Funding

$5.7 m

BBC latest funding size

$5.65 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

BBC investors

BBC's latest funding round in February 2019 was reported to be $5.7 m. In total, BBC has raised $5.7 m
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BBC Revenue

BBC's revenue was reported to be £4.89 b in FY, 2019 which is a 3.4% decrease from the previous period.

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Financial Leverage

13.6 x
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BBC Operating Metrics

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Weekly Global Reach

376 m426 m

International Weekly Audience (BBC News)

345 m347 m394 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service Radio)

155 m160 m173 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service)

269 m279 m319 m
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BBC Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
2004370 Inc
2 Entertain Limited
2 entertain Management Limited
2 entertain Video Limited
Adjacent Productions, LLC
Alan Partridge Limited
AMP 1 Limited
A Suitable Company Limited
Baby Cow Animation Limited
Baby Cow Animation (Warren) Limited
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BBC Revenue Breakdown

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BBC revenue breakdown by business segment: 21.7% from BBC Studios, 73.2% from PSB Group and 5.1% from Other Commercial

BBC revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 16.3% from Rest of World and 83.7% from UK

Human Capital Metrics

BBC's employees are reported to be approximately 48% female and 52% male.
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BBC Cybersecurity Score

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BBC Online and Social Media Presence

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BBC Blogs

Covid: Lockdown easing in England delayed to 19 July

Most remaining curbs on social contact will continue - but the cap on wedding guests will be lifted.

Christian Eriksen: Dad back playing football after cardiac arrest

Andrew Barnett had a cardiac arrest while playing football in front of his son in 2018.

Covid: Delay to full reopening a hammer blow, says live event sector

England's entertainment industry appeals for government support to cope with the "devastating" delay.

Wimbledon: Capacity crowds for men's and women's finals

Wimbledon's men's and women's finals will be played in front of full capacity crowds - the first UK outdoor sporting events to do so since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Birmingham Classic: Heather Watson fights back to beat Viktorija Golubic - highlights

Watch highlights as Britain's Heather Watson fights back to beat Viktorija Golubic and reach the second round of the Birmingham Classic.

Durdle Door: Woman dies in cliff fall at popular coastal spot

The woman is pronounced dead at the scene near Durdle Door in Dorset.
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BBC Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BBC founded?

    BBC was founded in 1922.

  • Who are BBC key executives?

    BBC's key executives are Tim Davie, Kamal Ahmed and Richard Sharp.

  • How many employees does BBC have?

    BBC has 28,687 employees.

  • What is BBC revenue?

    Latest BBC annual revenue is £4.9 b.

  • What is BBC revenue per employee?

    Latest BBC revenue per employee is £170.4 k.

  • Who are BBC competitors?

    Competitors of BBC include ITV, Sky and Fox News.

  • Where is BBC headquarters?

    BBC headquarters is located at Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London.

  • Where are BBC offices?

    BBC has offices in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Borehamwood and in 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does BBC have?

    BBC has 28 offices.