The BBC


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Today we found out that the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a Public Service Broadcaster (or PSB).
The BBC is the world’s largest broadcasting corporation and the world’s first national broadcasting corporation.
It was founded in 1922 and is run by the BBC Trust, all data is public knowledge
and they have been publicly funded since 1927.
They have an annual budget is over £4,000,000,000.

The current Royal Charter of the BBC runs until December 2016 and it outlines the purpose of the public broadcaster and the duties of the trust and executive board.

The strategic objectives of the BBC are as follows;

1. Quality and Distinctiveness
2. Value for money
3. Serving all audiences
4. Openness and Transparency

The Licence Fee

You need a TV Licence to use any television receiving equipment such as TV Sets, set-top box, video or DVD recorder, computer or mobile phone to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on TV.
The Annual cost for a colour Tv Licence (set by the government) is currently £145.50. A black and white TV licence is £49.
The licence (whether colour or black and white) is free if you’re over 75 years of age, and half-price if you are registered blind.

BBC Spending chart:

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This spending chart represents how much money is put into all the different sectors of the BBC’s Media.

The BBC Provides:
– 8 Interactive TV Channels
– 10 Radio Networks
– More than 50 local TV and Radio Services
– The BBC’s Website
– On Demand TV and Radio services (BBC I-player)
– BBC World Service

Controversies:
– Political Bias
– Phone-in Scandals
– Blue Peter cat scandal
– The Ross/ Brand affair
– The Queen Documentary trailer problem
– Bonuses and high payoffs for failing bosses

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