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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

20,736 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 Launches 12 New National DAB Transmitters

British Broadcasting Corporation has launched 12 new national DAB transmitters, bringing the total number of transmitters to 265. This is part of the current phase of their digital radio network expansion plan bringing a further 2 million people into the coverage area and increasing coverage from 93% to 97% by the end of 2015. The roll-out is not only adding new areas into the coverage of the network but also improving reception for existing listeners in certain areas. The roll-out continues with new transmitters for Darwen (Lancashire), Hebden Bridge, Maesteg, Luddenden & Sowerby Bridge, Stocksbridge (South Yorkshire), Matlock & Wirksworth, Oxford & south west Oxfordshire, Rye, East Grinstead, Okehampton, Jedburgh and Biggar. These transmitters bring 50,000 households into the BBC's national coverage area and improves digital radio reception for a further 520,000 households.

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.

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