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Everything you need to know about the workings of the ϲͼ

The ϲͼ is the world’s leading public service broadcaster

We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

We do this across:

  • A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel ϲͼ One and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK
  • Our digital services including ϲͼ News, Sport, Weather Cϲͼ and CBeebies, iPlayer and ϲͼ Sounds, ϲͼ Red Button and our vast archive
  • ϲͼ World Service television, radio and online on more than 40 languages

Established by a Royal Charter, the ϲͼ is principally funded through the licence fee paid by UK households. Our role is to fulfil our mission and promote our Public Purposes.

Our commercial operations including ϲͼ Studios, the ϲͼ’s award-winning production company and world-class distributor, provide additional revenue for investment in new programming and services for UK audiences.

The ϲͼ’s Board ensures that we deliver our mission and public purposes which are set out in the Charter. The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management. We are regulated by .

What we do

  • UK public services

    We provide a wide range of programmes, content and services on television, radio and online for audiences across the UK
  • Global news services

    ϲͼ World Service television, radio and online is available in more than 40 languages
  • Commercial services

    Our commercial operations generate income to invest in new programmes and content

Who we are

  • ϲͼ Board

    The Board ensures that the ϲͼ delivers its mission and public purposes
  • Commercial Board

    The ϲͼ Commercial Board oversees the delivery of the Corporation’s commercial ambitions
  • Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the ϲͼ
  • Senior staff

    Find out more about the ϲͼ’s senior leaders including their roles and pay

Governance and regulation

Reports and policies

  • Annual report and accounts

    Our assessment of the ϲͼ’s performance over the last 12 months
  • Annual plan

    Our strategic plans for the year ahead
  • Policies and guidelines

    Our policies and guidelines are important in ensuring we deliver our mission and public purposes
  • Reports

    Our most recent publications
  • Consultations

    How you can give your views about our services and future strategy
  • External events register

    The ϲͼ publishes a summary of the external events register for on-air staff in journalism and senior leaders, as part of the ϲͼ’s renewed commitment to impartiality

Across the UK

  • For TV, radio and digital audiences across Wales and the UK
  • Making programmes for Scotland and the UK
  • About ϲͼ Northern Ireland

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