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)
33,780 (est)
BBC was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in London, GB

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
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 40 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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


BBC Financials

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
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's Web-traffic and Trends

BBC Online and Social Media Presence

BBC News and Updates

Andrew Bailey: Bitcoin investors should be prepared to lose all their money

The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has tonight issued a stark warning about the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Speaking on the BBC's Newsnight, Andrew Bailey said: "If you want to invest in bitcoin, be prepared to lose all your money." He noted that the FCA did not regulate …

Watch this BBC reporter try to evade China’s massive CCTV network

BBC reporter John Sudworth recently got a peek behind the curtain at the world’s largest surveillance system. Tasked with remaining undetected by more than 170 million Chinese closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, the exercise ended predictably with Sudworth being spotted and detained in about s…


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Welcome To The Surveillance State: China’s AI Cameras See All

Authorities showed a BBC reporter that they could use the system to identify and apprehend him in seven minutes.

"Alexa, play the Archers": BBC brings radio and podcasts to Amazon Echo

The BBC is embracing voice assistants with the launch of a new skill for the Amazon Echo, which it also plans to bring to bring to other smart speakers in future. Users can simply ask Alexa to play any BBC radio station or any of its podcasts, such as Desert Island Discs and Brian Cox-hosted The …

This GIF is totally silent — but some people can hear it anyway

A GIF that appears to be making a sound went viral on Twitter. It was originally made in 2008 by a guy named HappyToast, based on a clip from a BBC show called "The Wrong Door." There's no definite scientific explanation, but it might be because of a phenomenon called vEAR. The GIF is part of a st…
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