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ABOUT BBC WORLDWIDE
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned
subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its
mission is to create, acquire, develop and exploit media content
and brands around the world in order to maximise the value of the
BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK licence payer.
The company has seven core businesses: Channels, Sales & Distribution, Magazines and
Children's & Licensing, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Digital Media and Global Brands.
In 2008/09 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £103 million
(before exceptionals) on revenues of £1.004bn.
BBC Worldwide operates under the BBC Charter and Agreement,
which sets out four commercial criteria with which our activities
must comply. BBC Worldwide's activities must:
- Fit with the BBC's Public Purposes as set out in the
- Be commercially efficient;
- Not jeopardise the good reputation of the BBC or the value of
the BBC brand
- Comply with the BBC's Fair Trading Guidelines and avoid
distorting the market
BBC Worldwide provides a global showcase for the best of British
creative talent including actors, journalists, presenters, writers,
directors, musicians, designers and technicians. We sell programmes
and formats produced by more than 500 different UK independent
producers. Through our activities we build the reputation of the
BBC globally and in April 2009 we were awarded the Queen's Award
for Enterprise which recognised the company's substantial growth in
overseas earnings over the past three years.
Over the past five years we have invested more than £1bn in the
UK's creative sector, making BBC Worldwide a major supporter of
this increasingly important area of 'UK plc'.
You can find out more information in an online version of our 2008/09 Annual Review. You can also
view previous Annual Reviews.
WHO'S ON THE BOARD?
Find out who's on our
Board and read biographies here or go directly to
the biographies page on the online Press Office.
BBC Worldwide Ltd is a subsidiary of the British
Registered Office: Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London W12
Registered Number: 1420028 England; VAT Number: GB 333289454