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British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 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 and online providing news and information. 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.

HQLondon, GB
Employee Ratings3.9


BBC is headquartered in
London, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)36,991(+72%)
Job Openings263
Revenue (FY, 2018)£5.1 B(+3%)

Key People/Management at BBC

Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Director General
Anne Bulford

Anne Bulford

Deputy Director-General
Kerris Bright

Kerris Bright

Chief Customer Officer
Tim Davie

Tim Davie

CEO, BBC Studios
Valerie Hughes D'Aeth

Valerie Hughes D'Aeth

Director, Human Resources
Glyn Isherwood

Glyn Isherwood

Director, Finance & Operations
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BBC Office Locations

BBC has offices in London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol and in 42 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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BBC Revenue

BBC's revenue was reported to be £5.06 b in FY, 2018 which is a 2.2% increase from the previous period.

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BBC Operating Metrics

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Weekly Global Reach

376 m

International Weekly Audience (BBC News)

345 m347 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service Radio)

155 m160 m

Weekly Audience (BBC World Service)

269 m279 m
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BBC Revenue Breakdown

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BBC revenue breakdown by business segment: 15.5% from BBC Worldwide, 73.9% from PSB Group, 7.7% from BBC Studios and 2.9% from Other

BBC revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 15.6% from Rest of World and 84.4% from UK

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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, Anne Bulford and Kerris Bright.

  • How many employees does BBC have?

    BBC has 36,991 employees.

  • What is BBC revenue?

    Latest BBC annual revenue is £5.1 b.

  • What is BBC revenue per employee?

    Latest BBC revenue per employee is £136.9 k.

  • Who are BBC competitors?

    Competitors of BBC include CNN, Fox News and Sky.

  • Where is BBC headquarters?

    BBC headquarters is located at Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London.

  • Where are BBC offices?

    BBC has offices in London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol and in 42 other locations.

  • How many offices does BBC have?

    BBC has 46 offices.