British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operates as a public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom and internationally. 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. It offers national TV services providing entertainment, news, current affairs, and arts; and operates national radio stations that provide music and speech programming to audiences in the United Kingdom. The Company also operates a portfolio of websites, including BBC news, sport, and weather; children’s sites, such as CBBC and CBeebies; and knowledge and learning, as well as provides access to radio and TV programs on-demand through BBC iPlayer.

In addition, it creates, acquires, invests, develops, and exploits media content and brands; provides TV studios and post-production facilities, offering production solutions to the media industry; supplies TV facilities; and offers face to face courses and online training programs in TV, radio, journalism, new media, health and safety, and broadcast technology skills for the media industry. Further, the Company operates as a multi-channel retailer, which sells books, DVDs, audiobooks, and toys for fans of the BBC and BBC programs through online, phone, and post; and broadcasts live music, stage shows, and interviews with stars.

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London, GB
Size (employees)
21,583 (est)+2%
BBC was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at BBC

Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Director General
Anne Bulford

Anne Bulford

Deputy Director-General
Kerris Bright

Kerris Bright

Chief Customer Officer
Tim Davie

Tim Davie

CEO, BBC Studios
Valerie Hughes D'Aeth

Valerie Hughes D'Aeth

Director, Human Resources
Glyn Isherwood

Glyn Isherwood

Director, Finance & Operations
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BBC Office Locations

BBC has offices in North Berwick, Lagos, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and in 41 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Paris, FR
4th Floor, 18/20 Quai du Point du jour, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Hong Kong, HK
Rooms 2524-2536, 25/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road
Mumbai, IN
Construction House A, 401-4th floor, Off Linking Road,24th Road Khar West
Tokyo, JP
Tokyo Club Building, 10F, 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Seoul, KR
27F West, Center 1 Bldg., 26 Uljiro 5-gil, Jung-gu
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BBC Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


BBC Revenue

BBC's revenue was reported to be £5.06 b in FY, 2018 which is a 2.2% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2018)

5.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %


Net income (FY, 2018)

179.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

233.6 m

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

523 m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018


5 b5.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

5 b4.8 b


(39.3 m)233.6 m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018


256.3 m523 m

Accounts Receivable

276.9 m236.9 m

Prepaid Expenses

97.7 m79.6 m

Current Assets

1.9 b2.3 b
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018

Depreciation and Amortization

388.5 m339.7 m

Accounts Payable

80.1 m(21.7 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

314.4 m589 m

Purchases of PP&E

(123.3 m)(126.1 m)
GBPY, 2018


171.9 k


0.7 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

3.7 x
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BBC Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018

Weekly Global Reach

376 m

International Weekly Audience (BBC News)

345 m347 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service Radio)

155 m160 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service)

269 m279 m
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BBC Revenue Breakdown

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BBC revenue breakdown by business segment: 15.5% from BBC Worldwide, 73.9% from PSB Group, 7.7% from BBC Studios and 2.9% from Other

BBC revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 15.6% from Rest of World and 84.4% from UK

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BBC Online and Social Media Presence

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BBC News and Updates

Hainan Airlines und BBC Global News unterzeichnen bedeutende neue Vereinbarung

HAIKOU, China, 21. Juli 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hainan Airlines und BBC Global News haben heute auf einer besonderen Unterzeichnungszeremonie in der Firmenzentrale der BBC in London eine bedeutende neue Vereinbarung unterschrieben, um ihre Kooperation zu feiern. Yufei Wang, Vice President...

Hainan Airlines y BBC Global News suscriben un nuevo acuerdo importante

HAIKOU, China, 20 de julio de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hainan Airlines y BBC Global News suscribieron hoy un nuevo acuerdo importante durante una ceremonia de firma especial en la sede de la BBC en Londres para celebrar su asociación. Yufei Wang, vicepresidente de imagen de marca de Hainan...

Hainan Airlines e BBC Global News assinam um novo e importante acordo

HAIKOU, China, 20 de julho de 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A Hainan Airlines e a BBC Global News assinaram hoje um novo e importante acordo em uma cerimônia especial para a assinatura na matriz da BBC em Londres para celebrar sua parceria. Yufei Wang, vice-presidente de marcas da Hainan Airlines...

Hainan Airlines and BBC Global News sign a major new deal

HAIKOU, China, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hainan Airlines and BBC Global News today signed a major new deal at a special signing ceremony at the BBC's headquarters in London to celebrate their partnership. Yufei Wang, Vice President, Branding, Hainan Airlines and Jim Egan, CEO, BBC...

In the Age of Trump, Ignore Women’s Magazines at Your Peril

It’s not just Teen Vogue. Readers are flocking to the websites of Glamour and Cosmo, and they’re responding with aggressive political reporting.

Russia's new hypersonic missiles were reportedly leaked to Western spies — and the Kremlin is furious

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) suspects that plans for two of its new, game-changing hypersonic missiles have been leaked to Western spies — and heads are sure to roll as an angry Kremlin investigates the leaks. Russia's Ministry of Defense released on Thursday new footage of two of its mo…
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