What is the full form of BBC?
The full form of BBC is British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC is one of the largest television networks in a variety of countries around the world that broadcast news programmes. They also broadcast the news in several local languages aside from the primary language, English. The headquarters is located in London, Broadcasting House. It held a monopoly on TV in Great Britain until 1954, and on the radio till 1972.
History of BBC
- In October 1922, John Reith and George Villiers founded BBC.
- On 14 November 1922, Marconi’s studio in London broadcast its first daily broadcast.
- BBC received the Royal Charter in 1927 and the new title was selected for BBC which is British Broadcasting Corporation altered from British Broadcasting Company.
- In November 1936, BBC launched its television service at Alexandra Palace, London.
- BBC had to keep putting up the shutters for the television networks during World War II and instead managed to warn, educate and entertain the tv audience and fans on the radio at that period.
- It broadcast a crowning ceremony for the Queen in 1953. The coverage of this ceremonial event has seen a broad scope of about 22 million people. Through such a broadcast, it generated a sense of desire in citizens to have tv sets at home, that helps in increasing tv sales.
- BBC’s first tv centre was opened in West London in June 1960, which later became BBC’s headquarters.
- BBC presented BBC online (bbc.co.uk) in 1997, which established into one of the world ‘s highly trustworthy sources.
- Because of a ten-year-old charter signed with the government in 2007, the BBC trust became BBC ‘s main controlling body and thus started to broaden its online services worldwide.
- BBC provides public media which involves publications, radio and television broadcasts. Most of its revenue and profit comes from the “BBC News” Broadcasting media source.
- BBC’s news channel is widely recognized and distributed around the world, including India, the United States, China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Australia.
- Many BBC programmes concentrate on news and global affairs. The services showcased on BBC are transcribed into a wide array of other languages so the services could be telecast in different countries around the world.