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Company Overview of British Broadcasting Corporation

Company Overview

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;...

Broadcasting House

London,  W1A 1AA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1922

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

British Broadcasting Corporation Unveils New Welsh Language App

British Broadcasting Corporation unveiled its new Welsh language app. The app is the latest product of recently launched Welsh language service BBC Cymru Fyw - the new online service which offers a offers a comprehensive, curated collection of the very latest stories from Wales. Featuring a stream of short updates, covering news, politics, sport, arts and popular culture, the app also offers a taste of current talking points on websites such as Twitter and Facebook. It also includes suggestions about new online content about Wales outside the BBC - the best Welsh content online, a magazine section with feature articles, opinion pieces, blogs and photo galleries and the ability to listen live to BBC Radio Cymru.

British Broadcasting Corporation Appoints Dharmash Mistry as Non-Executive Director for Three Year Term, Effective from September 1, 2014

British Broadcasting Corporation has appointed Dharmash Mistry to company's executive board as the new non-executive director for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2014. He is currently CEO of fast beauty business Blow LTD, of which he is a co-founder. He also holds non-executive roles with Dixons Retail PLC and financial service company Hargreaves Lansdown PLC. Previously, he held senior roles at Balderton Capital between 2008-2012 and at EMAP between 2000-2008.

BBC to Cut 415 Jobs in Austerity Drive

BBC announced that it will cut 415 jobs from its news department in the latest cost-cutting measures by the public broadcaster. The cuts over the next two years were part of savings needed as a result of a freeze in the licence fee, which all British households with a television must pay. The BBC would create 195 new posts in the news division as part of a restructuring plan, meaning a net reduction of 220 full-time jobs overall.

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