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, and an extensive Website in the United Kingdom. British Broadcasting Corporation was founded in 1922 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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