British Broadcasting Corporation 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 (TV), and online providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language. 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, audio books, 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. It operates 10 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations, and an extensive Website in the United Kingdom. British Broadcasting Corporation was founded in 1922 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Type
Private
HQ
London, GB
Founded
1922
Employees
25,822 (est)-7%
BBC was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at BBC

Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Director-General
Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen

Director, Television
Anne Bulford

Anne Bulford

MD, Operations & Finance
Dame Fiona Reynolds

Dame Fiona Reynolds

Non-Executive Director
Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob

Creative Director
Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams

Director, HR
Helen Boaden

Helen Boaden

Director, Radio
James Purnell

James Purnell

Director, Strategy & Digital
Peter Salmon

Peter Salmon

Director, BBC North
Ken MacQuarrie

Ken MacQuarrie

Director, BBC Scotland
Ralph Rivera

Ralph Rivera

Director, Future Media & Member, Exe. Board
Tim Davie

Tim Davie

CEO, BBC Worldwide & Director, Global
Simon Burke

Simon Burke

Non-Executive Director
Philip Almond

Philip Almond

Director, Marketing
Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Director General
Helen Boaden

Helen Boaden

Director Radio
James Purnell

James Purnell

Director Strategy and Digital
Matthew Postgate

Matthew Postgate

CTO
Grace Boswood

Grace Boswood

COO, BBC Digital & Engineering

BBC Locations

London, GB
Paris, FR
New York, US
Hong Kong, HK
Singapore, SG
Tokyo, JP
Seoul, KR
Mumbai, IN
Johannesburg, ZA
Salford, GB
Bristol, GB
Manchester, GB
Midland, US
Birmingham, US
Cardiff, GB
Glasgow, GB
Belfast, GB
Southampton, GB
Aberdeen, GB
Lahore, PK

BBC Metrics

BBC Summary

Founding Date

1922

BBC Online Presence

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