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

TypePrivate
Founded1922
HQLondon, GB
Websitebbc.co.uk
Employee Ratings3.9

Locations

BBC is headquartered in
London, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2020)33,477
Revenue (FY, 2019)£4.9 B(-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at BBC

Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Director-General
Tim Davie

Tim Davie

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Marcus Arthur

Marcus Arthur

President, UK, Ireland & ANZ
Kerris Bright

Kerris Bright

Chief Customer Officer
Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey

President, Global Markets
Jamie Angus

Jamie Angus

Director, World Service Group
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BBC Office Locations

BBC has offices in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Borehamwood and in 18 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush
Belfast, GB
Blackstaff House, 62-66 Great Victoria St
Birmingham, GB
Archibald House, 1059 Bristol Rd
Borehamwood, GB
Eldon Ave
Bristol, GB
Whiteladies Rd
Glasgow, GB
40 Pacific Quay
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BBC Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1922

BBC total Funding

$5.7 m

BBC latest funding size

$5.65 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

BBC investors

BBC's latest funding round in February 2019 was reported to be $5.7 m. In total, BBC has raised $5.7 m
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BBC Revenue

BBC's revenue was reported to be £4.89 b in FY, 2019 which is a 3.4% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2019)

4.9b

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

(3.4%)

Net income (FY, 2019)

(69.0m)

EBIT (FY, 2019)

(52.0m)

Cash (31-Mar-2019)

468.0m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

5.0b5.1b4.9b

Revenue growth, %

2%(3%)

Operating expense total

5.0b4.8b5.0b

Depreciation and amortization

373.9m339.2m327.0m
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

256.3m523.0m468.0m

Accounts Receivable

276.9m236.9m235.0m

Current Assets

1.9b2.3b2.4b

PP&E

1.1b1.0b1.0b
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

388.5m339.7m349.0m

Accounts Payable

80.1m(21.7m)23.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

314.4m589.0m261.0m

Purchases of PP&E

(123.3m)(126.1m)(126.0m)
GBPFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

198.7k

Debt/Equity

2.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

13.6 x
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BBC Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Weekly Global Reach

376 m426 m

International Weekly Audience (BBC News)

345 m347 m394 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service Radio)

155 m160 m173 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service)

269 m279 m319 m
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BBC Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
2004370 Inc
2 Entertain Limited
2 entertain Management Limited
2 entertain Video Limited
Adjacent Productions, LLC
Alan Partridge Limited
AMP 1 Limited
A Suitable Company Limited
Baby Cow Animation Limited
Baby Cow Animation (Warren) Limited
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BBC Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

71/100

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BBC Revenue Breakdown

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BBC revenue breakdown by business segment: 21.7% from BBC Studios, 73.2% from PSB Group and 5.1% from Other Commercial

BBC revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 16.3% from Rest of World and 83.7% from UK

Human Capital Metrics

BBC's employees are reported to be approximately 48% female and 52% male.
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BBC Online and Social Media Presence

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BBC Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BBC founded?

    BBC was founded in 1922.

  • Who are BBC key executives?

    BBC's key executives are Tony Hall, Tim Davie and Marcus Arthur.

  • How many employees does BBC have?

    BBC has 33,477 employees.

  • What is BBC revenue?

    Latest BBC annual revenue is £4.9 b.

  • What is BBC revenue per employee?

    Latest BBC revenue per employee is £146 k.

  • Who are BBC competitors?

    Competitors of BBC include ITV, Sky and Fox News.

  • Where is BBC headquarters?

    BBC headquarters is located at Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London.

  • Where are BBC offices?

    BBC has offices in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Borehamwood and in 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does BBC have?

    BBC has 28 offices.