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.
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London, GB
Size (employees)
34,659 (est)
BBC was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at BBC

Tim Davie

Tim Davie

CEO, BBC Worldwide & Director, Global
Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob

Chairman of the Board
Simon Burke

Simon Burke

Non-Executive Director
Ken MacQuarrie

Ken MacQuarrie

Director, BBC Scotland
Philip Almond

Philip Almond

Director, Marketing
Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Director General
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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

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BBC Financials

BBC's revenue was reported to be £855.40 m in FY, 2016 which is a 0.5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

855.4 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Cash (31-Mar-2006)

1.6 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


40.1 m892 m851.3 m855.4 m

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

314 k

Net Income

37 k
GBPFY, 2006


1.6 m

Accounts Receivable

1.1 m

Current Assets

15.6 m


8.5 m
GBPFY, 2006

Cash From Operating Activities

2.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(879 k)

Income Taxes Paid

(277 k)
GBPY, 2016


34.5 k
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BBC News and Updates

Top 5 ads of the week: Teachers want to teach, not carry a gun

Vollebak introduces the most extreme discount card ever, WNBA star Maya Moore spreads her wings, BBC embroiders the World Cup, and Apple goes animoji in Korea. A week ago, a young man armed with a shotgun and a revolver shot and killed 10 people after opening fire at his Sante Fe high school. Since …

Ukraine’s government reportedly paid Michael Cohen at least $400,000 for a meeting with Donald Trump

The government of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko paid at least $400,000 to Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer of US president Donald Trump, to arrange a…

Giuliani responds to bombshell report claiming Ukraine paid Michael Cohen $400,000 for access to Trump

President Donald Trump's outside attorney, Rudy Giuliani, responded Wednesday to a story that outlined an alleged Ukrainian payment to Michael Cohen. The BBC wrote that the payment, for at least $400,000, was to help facilitate a meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Cohe…

Bombshell report claims Ukraine paid Michael Cohen $400,000 for access to Trump — then pumped the brakes on their Manafort investigation

President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen received a secret, $400,000 payment from Ukraine to help fix talks with Trump, according to a report. The BBC reported that the payment was set up by people acting on behalf of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Once Poroshenko returned to …

Meghan Markle’s beautiful veil was stained by Britain’s ugly colonial past

Meghan Markle wore a beautifully simple, ivory silk dress at her wedding to Britain’s prince Harry on Saturday (May 19) morning. The royal wedding has…
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