The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was founded in 1922 and is a public service broadcaster funded by the licence fee paid by UK households. Their services include 10 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and a website. The BBC's World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language. They also have a commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, the profits from which go back to the BBC to be invested into new programming and services.
BBC Cymru WalesEdit
BBC Cymru Wales (an amalgamation of the English: BBC Wales and the Welsh: BBC Cymru) is the division of the BBC for Wales.
BBC Cymru Wales produces a wide range of programming and content in English and in Welsh for television, radio and online audiences in Wales and on network. Its Roath Lock studios are home to some of the BBC’s most popular dramas.
BBC America is an American television network that launched on March 29, 1998, broadcasting comedy, drama and lifestyle programs from BBC Television and other British television broadcasters like ITV and Channel 4. It is owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, and is available on both cable and satellite. Unlike the BBC's wholly owned domestic channels which are principally funded by a television licence fee, BBC America is a commercial station and as such carries advertising messages.
- ↑ At A Glance, bbc.co.uk, retrieved 2nd Feb 2013.
- ↑ Around the UK, bbc.co.uk
- ↑ BBC Controller of Drama, Ben Stephenson, sets out his vision for drama on the BBC and announces new commissions, BBC Media Centre, 11th Feb, 2013, last updated 12th Feb 2013 at 09.57.
- ↑ BBC AMERICA To Co-Produce New Series Atlantis For Supernatural Saturday, Press Release, bbcwpressroom.com, 22nd July, 2013.