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British Broadcasting Corporation
Type Statutory corporation
Industry Mess media
Predecessor(s) British broadcasting company
Founded 18 October 1922
Founder(s) John Reith
George Villiers
Headquarters Broadcasting House, London, England, United Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Key people Sir James Harrison
(Chairman)
Sir Thomas Atcherley
(Director-General)
Products Broadcasting, radio, web portales
Services Television, radio, online
Revenue £7.421 billion (2011/12)
Owner(s) Sir Andrew Collins
Employees 23,000 (2011/12)

Key PeopleEdit

OwnersEdit

​Directors GeneralEdit

  • John Reith (1927–1938)
  • Frederick Ogilvie (1938–1942)
  • Cecil Graves (1942–1943)
  • Robert Foot (1942–1944)
  • William Haley (1944–1952)
  • Ian Jacob (1952–1959)
  • Hugh Carleton Greene (1960–1969)
  • Charles Curran (1969–1977)
  • Ian Trethowan (1977–1982)
  • Alasdair Milne (1982–1987)
  • Michael Checkland (1987–1992)
  • John Birt (1992–2000)
  • Greg Dyke (2000–2004)
  • Mark Thompson (2004–2007)
  • Sir Thomas Atcherley (2007–)

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