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.
Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
26,657 (est)+8%
BBC was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People 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
Helen Boaden

Helen Boaden

Director Radio
James Purnell

James Purnell

Director Strategy and Digital
Matthew Postgate

Matthew Postgate

CTO & Product Officer
Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen

Director, Television
Grace Boswood

Grace Boswood

COO, BBC Digital & Engineering
Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams

Director, HR
Anne Bulford

Anne Bulford

Deputy Director-General

BBC Office Locations

BBC has offices in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and in 38 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Johannesburg, ZA
003H3 Ground Floor, 10 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch, Melrose North
Mumbai, IN
Construction House A, 401-4th floor, Off Linking Road,24th Road Khar West
Seoul, KR
27F West, Center 1 Bldg., 26 Uljiro 5-gil, Jung-gu
Tokyo, JP
Tokyo Club Building, 10F, 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Singapore, SG
#17-03 Springleaf Tower, 3 Anson Road
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BBC Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


BBC Financial Metrics

BBC's revenue was reported to be £855.4 m in FY, 2016 which is a 0% 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


193 k

Total Assets

24.3 m

Accounts Payable

3.7 m

Current Liabilities

9.2 m

Total Liabilities

12.3 m

Retained Earnings

36 k

Total Equity

12 m

Financial Leverage

2 x
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 Online and Social Media Presence

BBC News and Updates

BBC's shortwave transmissions from Thailand go dark, after talks fail

The British Broadcasting Corporation announced Wednesday it is ending its shortwave transmissions from Thailand after 20 years of operation, because it failed to reach agreement with Thailand's military government on a renewal of its operating permit. SEE ALSO: Facebook blocks posts in Thailand …

Final episode of BBC's Sherlock leaked online

Corporation urges Holmes fans not to watch or share details of last programme of the series before it airs on Sunday night The creators of BBC’s Sherlock have urged people not to watch an online leak of the final episode of the current series or share details of it. Related: Sunday's best TV: Sherlo…

Joanna Trollope says BBC's overpaid managers are starving the arts

Announcing that she will chair the corporation’s short story award, novelist says ‘a great weight of money’ has gone to the wrong peopleHigh-earning BBC top brass have come under fire from writer Joanna Trollope for paying themselves money that should be invested in its arts coverage and staff. The …

The BBC’s first Oculus VR production is about the Mediterranean refugee crisis

Today, the BBC released We Wait – the corporation’s first VR experience for the Oculus platform. The film depicts the harrowing and often perilous journey undertaken by Syrian refugees, as they cross the Mediterranean to get to Europe in search of a better life. Based on interviews with migrants and…

Ofcom clears BBC's Remembrance Sunday Marine Le Pen interview

Media regulator rules out full investigation after looking into 11 complaints from public that airing interview then was disrespectfulA BBC interview with the French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has been cleared by the media regulator over complaints that it was inappropriate and…

Ronnie O’Sullivan: snooker’s treatment by BBC’s Spoty is ‘complete insult’

• ‘Snooker is like a car-boot sale but with other sports it’s shopping at Harrods’• No snooker player has made Spoty shortlist since its introduction in 2010Ronnie O’Sullivan insists a “car-boot sale” mentality is responsible for snooker’s continued omission from the shortlist for the BBC Sports Per…
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