British Broadcasting Corporation
proper noun [the N] The BBC is a British organization which broadcasts programs on radio and television. BBC is an abbreviation for 'British Broadcasting Corporation. ' The concert will be broadcast live by the BBC.
BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service. It is a large network of websites including such high-profile sites as BBC News and Sport, the on-demand video and radio services branded BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds, the children's sites CBBC and CBeebies, and learning services such as Bitesize.
Governance and corporate structure. The BBC is a statutory corporation, independent from direct government intervention, with its activities being overseen from April 2017 by the BBC Board and regulated by Ofcom.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), publicly financed broadcasting system in Great Britain, operating under royal charter. It held a monopoly on television in Great Britain from its introduction until 1954 and on radio until 1972. Headquarters are in the Greater London borough of Westminster.
|Director-General of the BBC|
|Incumbent Tim Davie since 1 September 2020|
|Member of||BBC Board Executive Committee|
|Reports to||BBC Board Chairman of the BBC|
The BBC is a public service broadcaster established by Royal Charter. It's funded by the licence fee paid by UK households. It provides ten national TV channels, regional TV programmes, an internet TV service (BBC Three), 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website.
From the production of quality news, to the creation of shared cultural anchors, to the fostering of new British creative talent, the BBC has enriched the fabric of our cultural life over the decades, and through its reporting has helped to speak truth to power.
The domestic BBC channels can't be re-distributed outside of the United Kingdom. However, these channels are widely available on cable and IPTV in Belgium, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Switzerland. BBC Studios also operate the UKTV network in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
As of September 2018, BBC America is available to about 80.9 million television households (87.8% of pay television customers) in the United States.
BBC is a public corporation of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
|Freeview||Channel 107 (HD) Channel 231 (SD)|
|BBC iPlayer||Watch live (UK only)|
|BBC News Online||Watch live (UK only)|
BBC 1 is largely general entertainment mixing news with current affairs, comedy, wildlife, and drama series. BBC2 focuses more on history, the arts, week long sporting events, specific interest pursuits.
All providers make available the UK's five most-watched channels: BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Broadcast television is distributed as radio waves via terrestrial or satellite transmissions, or as electrical or light signals through ground-based cables.
The BBC is a public service broadcaster. ... ITV is a commercially funded broadcaster which means that it is financed by advertising revenue . Independent commercially funded broadcasters, such as ITV, sell time slots for adverts.
Their investment in programming is primarily funded by television advertising revenue. ITV has the largest share of the UK television advertising market, with a share of broadcast (SOB) of 47.6% in 2017.