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British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Type Public Broadcasting
Industry Mass media
Predecessor(s) British Broadcasting Company
Founded 1 January 1927
Founder(s)

Jon Reith
George Villiers

Headquarters Broadcasting House, London, England, United Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Key people

Sir James Harrison (chairman)
Sir Andrew Collins (vice-chairman)

Products Broadcasting, radio, web portals
Services Television, radio, online
Revenue £5.1 billion (2011/12)
Owner(s) Sir James Harrison
Employees 23,000 (2011/12)

Directors-GeneralEdit

  • Sir John Reith: 1927–1938
  • Sir Frederick Ogilvie: 1938–1942
  • Sir Cecil Graves: 1942–1943
  • Robert W. Foot: 1943–1944
  • Sir William Haley: 1944–1952
  • Sir Ian Jacob: 1952–1959
  • Sir Hugh Greene: 1960–1969
  • Sir Charles Curren: 1969–1977
  • Sir Ian Trethowan: 1977–1982
  • Alasdair Milne: 1982–1987
  • Sir Michael Checkland: 1987–1992
  • Sir John Birt: 1992–2000
  • Greg Dyke: 2000–2004
  • Mark Thompson: 2004–2009
  • Sir Thomas Atcherley: 2009–present