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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

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.

Dharmash Mistry Hires as Non-Executive Director of BBC

The co-founder of beauty business Blow, Dharmash Mistry, has been hired as the BBC's sixth non-executive director. Mistry will join fellow non-executive board members Simon Burke, Sir Howard Stringer, Dame Fiona Reynolds, Nicholas Hytner and Alice Perkins from 1 September for a three year term. Mistry is currently chief executive officer of Blow, which opened its first store in Covent Garden in November 2013 and offers clients fast makeovers. He also holds non-executive roles with Dixons and financial service company Hargreaves Lansdown Plc. He previously worked in senior roles at investors Balderton and publisher Emap from 2008-2012.

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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