BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation.

The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Its purpose is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate & entertain.

It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter & funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households.
Royal Charter and Agreement, The licence fee.

The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website,
BBC services on TV, radio and online.

BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV & online, providing news & information in 33 languages. It is funded by a government grant, not from the licence fee.
BBC World Service.

The BBC has a commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, which operates a range of businesses including selling programmes around the world & publishing books, DVDs & merchandise. Its profits are returned to the BBC for investment in new programming & services.
BBC Worldwide.

The BBC is governed by the BBC Trust, which represents the interests of licence fee payers & sets the overall strategy. The Trust's Chairman is Sir Michael Lyons.
BBC Trust.

The BBC's Executive Board, chaired by the Director-General, Mark Thompson, manages the day-to-day operation of the corporation.
How the BBC is run.

BBC mission:
To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain. BBC vision:
To be the most creative organisation in the world. BBC values:
  • Trust is the foundation of the BBC: BBC is independent, impartial & honest.
  • Audiences are at the heart of everything BBC does.
  • BBC takes pride in delivering quality & value for money.
  • Creativity is the lifeblood of BBC organisation.
  • BBC respect seach other & celebrate diversity so that everyone can give their best.
  • BBC is one BBC: great things happen when work together.
The Royal Charter & Agreement also sets out six public purposes for the BBC.


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