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May 06, 2015 2:37 AM ET

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Company Overview of British Broadcasting Corporation

Company Overview

British Broadcasting Corporation operates as a public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through UK PSB Group, BBC World Service and BBC Monitoring, and BBC Worldwide segments. The company broadcasts on radio, television (TV), and online providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language. It offers national TV services providing entertainment, news, current affairs, and arts; and operates national radio stations that provide music and speech programming to audiences in the United Kingdom. The company also operates a portfolio of Websites, including BBC news, sport, and weather; children’s sites, such as CBBC and CBeebies;...

Broadcasting House

London,  W1A 1AA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1922

20,736 Employees

Key Executives for British Broadcasting Corporation

Director-General and Executive Director
Age: 62
Managing Director of Finance & Operations and Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer of BBC Children in Need
Executive Vice President of News and Sport
Head of Africa and Middle East Region Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

British Broadcasting Corporation Key Developments

BBC England Names Jenny Baxter as Chief Operating Officer

Jenny Baxter has been named as the new chief operating officer of BBC England. Baxter, who is currently director of the corporation's W12 project, will replace Alice Webb, who will become director of Children's next month. She will report to BBC England director Peter Salmon and be based at MediaCity, where she will coordinate the broadcaster's activities across Salford, Birmingham and Bristol. One of her key tasks will be ensuring the BBC Academy's move to Birmingham progresses smoothly. Baxter has worked for the BBC for 30 years and is no stranger to MediaCity having overseen the relocation of news teams to Salford.

British Broadcasting Corporation Announces Executive Changes

British Broadcasting Corporation has appointed Jenny Baxter, director of the BBC's W12 program in London, as new COO for BBC England, succeeding Alice Webb. Formerly Controller of BBC News Production, Jenny will take up her new role in April as Webb becomes Director of BBC Children's. Both roles are based at Media City. Working alongside Peter Salmon, Director of BBC England, Baxter will be responsible for BBC activities from its three key bases at Salford, Birmingham and Bristol. She will work with Joe Godwin to oversee the BBC Academy move to Birmingham, which will be the BBC's centre for training, covering all of the BBC's key divisions and content areas, including Journalism, Production, Leadership and Technology.

BBC Appoints Alice Webb as New Director of Children's Home to Blue Peter and Horrible Histories

Alice Webb, the BBC executive who oversaw the switch of large parts of the corporation to Salford, has been appointed the new director of BBC Children's, home to Blue Peter and Horrible Histories. Webb, currently chief operating officer of BBC England, will take charge at the end of February, responsible for its two digital channels, CBeebies and CBBC. She succeeds Joe Godwin, who moved to take charge of the BBC's training arm, the BBC Academy, in January 2015. Kay Benbow, the controller of CBeebies, was made acting director of BBC Children's following Godwin's switch. Webb, who will report to Salmon (as she does in her current role) became chief operating officer, BBC North, in 2011, orchestrating the move of departments such as sport, BBC Children's, 5 Live and BBC learning out of London to the new BBC North HQ in Salford.

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Target
Merger/Acquisition
January 20, 2015
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Merger/Acquisition
January 9, 2015
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