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British Broadcasting Corporation BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public servide broadcaster in the United Kingdom (UK). It is the largest broadcaster in the world with about 23,000 staff. Its global headquarters are located in London.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public servide broadcaster in the United Kingdom (UK). It is the largest broadcaster in the world with about 23,000 staff. Its global headquarters are located in London.

BBC responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting in the UK as well as in other parts such as, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. As result of this, the BBC is an autonomous public service broadcaster. The BBC works within the United Kingdom so its work is set with an annual television licence fee,this is to say, all the audience have to pay money in order to be able to see this channel, which is charged to all United Kingdom households, companies and organisations.

Furtheremore, the BBC not only has service within the UK but also outside the UK, the BBC world service has provided many services via direct broadcasting and via re-transmission contracts by sound radio since 1932, but also via some more current ways, like via television and via online .

In London city are located the main headquarters of the BBC, but the most important one is the Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London. This is the official headquarter of the BBC and at the same time, is home to three of the ten BBC national radio networks. They are BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and BBC 7.

In the future, the entire BBC News operation is expected to create what is being described as “one of the world’s largest live broadcast centres“, which will also be home of the BBC’s national radio stations, and the BBC World Service.

Moreover, as well as the two main sites in London, there are seven other major BBC production centres in the UK:

BBC News provide many different services to BBC, theyare domestic radio, internet as well as interactive television networks such as BBC News 24, BBC Parliament and BBC World, as well as BBCi, Ceefax and BBC News Online. New BBC News services that are also popular are mobile services to mobile phones and PDAs. Desktop news alerts, e-mail alerts, and digital TV alerts are also available nowadays.

In addition, the BBC have also got commercial services suchas BBC World News, BBC Magazines, BBC Music, BBC Wildlife

As it is known nowadays social networsk such as Facebook or Twitter are very important, because of this reason BBC broadcasting use these social networks so as to provide further information, schedules changes…As a result, BBC has a huge impact in the currrent socialty and it is easier to adquaire new information. Facebook is also used to achieve the same BBC Twitter´s goals but in this social network users are able to discuss the information available.

References:

  1. BBC. (2010, December 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 19, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC
  2. Public Service Broadcasting in the United Kingdom. (2010, November 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 19, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_service_broadcasting_in_the_United_Kingdom
  3. Television in the United Kingdom. (2010, December 16). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 19, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_in_the_United_Kingdom
  4. BBC World News . (2010, October 17). BBC World News Front Page. Retrieved December 20, 2010, from  http://www.bbcworldnews.com/Pages/default.aspx
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  1. December 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Your references don’t follow any known citation style http://wiki.littera.deusto.es/en/index.php/WCT1011/Practicals/Evaluation#WordPress

  2. monica
    December 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

    sorry i misunderstood, i have already changed the references again. thanks for telling me, hope to be ok now

  3. December 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Also, all your three references are from Wikipedia. That is not enough. You should at least bring one more source!

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