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Company Overview of British Broadcasting Corporation

Company Overview

British Broadcasting Corporation operates as a public service broadcaster worldwide. It broadcasts on radio, TV, and online providing news and information in various languages and world service English language. The company offers national TV services providing entertainment, news, current affairs, and arts; and operates national radio stations that offer music and speech programming to audiences in the United Kingdom. It also operates a portfolio of Websites, such as BBC news, sport, and weather; children’s sites, including CBBC and CBeebies; knowledge and learning; and provides access to radio and TV programmes on-demand through BBC iPlayer. In addition, the company engages in publishing, ...

Broadcasting House

London,  W1A 1AA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1922

21,282 Employees

Key Executives for British Broadcasting Corporation

Director-General and Executive Director
Age: 62
Managing Director of Finance & Operations and Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer of BBC Children in Need
Executive Vice President of News and Sport
Head of Africa and Middle East Region Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

British Broadcasting Corporation Key Developments

BBC Appoints Ben Farrell as Executive Producer

BBC announced that it has appointed objective productions' Ben Farrell as an executive producer. Farrell, who is currently head of comedy at All3Media-owned Objective, will join the company in September and report to comedy production controller Myfanwy Moore. Farrell has been with Objective since 2005 where his credits include Channel 4's Toast of London and Pete Versus Life, as well as BBC1's Reggie Perrin and Big Bad World for Comedy Central. He also produced and devised Strutter for MTV, The Peter Serafinowicz Show for BBC2, C4's TV Heaven Telly Hell and More4's The Last Word. Prior to his time at Objective, Farrell worked as development and executive producer at Freemantle Media's Talkback, where his credits included Channel 5's What Women Want and The Glee Club for BBC2.

The BBC Appoints Matthew Postgate as CTO, effective July 28, 2014

The BBC announced the appointment of Matthew Postgate as CTO, effective July 28, 2014. Reporting to managing director of finance and operations, Anne Bulford, Matthew will be responsible for delivering the BBC's technology strategy, in a role which encompasses the delivery and management of broadcast and enterprise technology infrastructure as well as the Corporation's IT requirements. Matthew is currently the BBC's Controller of R&D where he is responsible for a number of teams working on innovation, internet technologies and operations including the team that will deliver the world's first UHD (4k) broadcasts over internet (IP) and broadcast technologies (DTT).

BBC Announces Executive Changes

BBC Academy director Anne Morrison is to leave the training division ahead of its relocation to Birmingham in 2015. Morrison, who has headed the BBC's training arm since its launch in 2009, will step down from the role in November. Morrison explained that personal and professional commitments made a move to Birmingham impossible. Chief among her responsibilities is the Bafta chair role, a position Morrison will take up in July.

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