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A Question of Sport is a British sports quiz show created by Nick Hunter for the BBC.
Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
Alasdair David Gordon Milne (8 October 19308 January 2013) was a British television producer and executive.
Alexa Internet, Inc. is an American company based in California that provides commercial web traffic data and analytics.
Alexandra Palace is a Grade II listed entertainment and sports venue in London, located between Muswell Hill and Wood Green.
Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (15 July 1865 – 14 August 1922) was a British newspaper and publishing magnate.
Alibi (stylised as alibi) is a British digital television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as part of the UKTV network of channels.
AM broadcasting is a radio broadcasting technology, which employs amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions.
Ambridge Extra is an extension of the long-running radio drama The Archers.
"And did those feet in ancient time" is a poem by William Blake from the preface to his epic Milton: A Poem in Two Books, one of a collection of writings known as the Prophetic Books.
Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a British political commentator and television presenter.
Angels Costumes is a supplier of costumes based in London, England to the film, theatre and television industries, as well as to the general public.
Ann Noreen Widdecombe, (born 4 October 1947) is a British former politician.
Anne Bulford is the deputy director-general of the BBC, and the first woman to hold this position.
Arabic (العَرَبِيَّة) or (عَرَبِيّ) or) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is derived from Classical Arabic. As the modern written language, Modern Standard Arabic is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic (fuṣḥā), which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam. Modern Standard Arabic largely follows the grammatical standards of Classical Arabic and uses much of the same vocabulary. However, it has discarded some grammatical constructions and vocabulary that no longer have any counterpart in the spoken varieties, and has adopted certain new constructions and vocabulary from the spoken varieties. Much of the new vocabulary is used to denote concepts that have arisen in the post-classical era, especially in modern times. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Arabic influence, mainly in vocabulary, is seen in European languages, mainly Spanish and to a lesser extent Portuguese, Valencian and Catalan, owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations and 800 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula, referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus. Sicilian has about 500 Arabic words as result of Sicily being progressively conquered by Arabs from North Africa, from the mid 9th to mid 10th centuries. Many of these words relate to agriculture and related activities (Hull and Ruffino). Balkan languages, including Greek and Bulgarian, have also acquired a significant number of Arabic words through contact with Ottoman Turkish. Arabic has influenced many languages around the globe throughout its history. Some of the most influenced languages are Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Maldivian, Indonesian, Pashto, Punjabi, Tagalog, Sindhi, and Hausa, and some languages in parts of Africa. Conversely, Arabic has borrowed words from other languages, including Greek and Persian in medieval times, and contemporary European languages such as English and French in modern times. Classical Arabic is the liturgical language of 1.8 billion Muslims and Modern Standard Arabic is one of six official languages of the United Nations. All varieties of Arabic combined are spoken by perhaps as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script and is written from right to left, although the spoken varieties are sometimes written in ASCII Latin from left to right with no standardized orthography.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury.
Ariel is a spirit who appears in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.
Ashley Caroline Steel (born 1959) was,, the vice-chair and global head of transport for KPMG; she was set to retire in summer 2014.
At the Beeb is a live album by the English rock band Queen, released on vinyl, cassette tape, and CD in 1989.
Atos is a European IT services corporation with its headquarters in Bezons, France and offices worldwide.
Atos Information Technology Incorporated is a service provider which is owned by Atos.
Auntie is a song released by Philips Records in 1972 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
In computing, bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path.
Sir Basil Henry Blackwell (29 May 18899 April 1984) was born in Oxford, England.
BBC Alba is a Scottish Gaelic language digital television channel jointly owned by the BBC and MG Alba.
BBC Alerts was a free-to-use desktop software package issued by the BBC (but developed by Skinkers Ltd.) that allows users to see news as it happens on a scrolling desktop news ticker or as a pop-up alert every hour.
BBC America is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is jointly owned by BBC Studios and AMC Networks.
BBC Arabic Television is a television news channel broadcast to the Arab World by the BBC.
BBC Information and Archives (sometimes known just as BBC Archives) are collections documenting the BBC's broadcasting history, including copies of television and radio broadcasts, internal documents, photographs, online content, sheet music, commercially available music, press cuttings and historic equipment.
BBC Asian Network is a British radio station whose target audience are people aged 15-35 of South Asian descent (Bangladeshi/Indian/Pakistani), and/or those with an interest in South Asian affairs.
The BBC Big Band, originally known as the BBC Radio Big Band is a British big band run under the auspices of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The BBC Big Screens are LED screens with sound systems situated in prominent locations in city centres on the United Kingdom.
The BBC Board is the governing board of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Books (also formerly known as BBC Publishing) is an imprint majority owned and managed by Penguin Random House through its Ebury Publishing division.
BBC Breakfast is a British morning television programme on BBC One and BBC News.
BBC Canada is a Canadian Category B specialty channel that mostly broadcasts television series originally produced by or for the BBC, the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom.
BBC Choice was a BBC TV station which launched on 23 September 1998 and closed on 8 February 2003.
The BBC Concert Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London, one of the British Broadcasting Corporation's five radio orchestras.
BBC Cymru Wales is a division of the BBC, and the national broadcaster for Wales.
BBC Design & Engineering (styled as BBC Design + Engineering) is an operational business division of the BBC, which combines the BBC Digital, BBC Engineering and BBC Worldwide Technology divisions.
BBC Earth is a brand used by BBC Worldwide since 2009 to market and distribute the BBC's natural history content to countries other than the United Kingdom.
BBC Elstree Centre, sometimes referred to as BBC Elstree Studios, is a television production facility located on Eldon Avenue in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
BBC English Regions is the division of the BBC responsible for local and regional television, radio, web, and teletext services in England, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.
BBC Entertainment is an international television channel broadcasting comedy, drama, light entertainment, reality and children's programming (some regions only) from the BBC, Channel 4 and other UK production houses.
BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.
BBC Good Food is a magazine published in Great Britain.
BBC HD was a high-definition television channel provided by the BBC.
BBC HD is an international high-definition television channel provided by BBC Studios and launched in September 2006.
BBC History Magazine is a British publication devoted to history articles on both British and world history and are aimed at all levels of knowledge and interest.
BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.
BBC Jam (formerly known as BBC Digital Curriculum) was an online educational service operated by the BBC from January 2006 to 20 March 2007.
BBC Kids is a Canadian English-language Category B cable and satellite specialty channel that is owned as a joint venture between Knowledge West Communications (which serves as managing partner and owns a majority 80% interest), an entity of the Government of British Columbia as a crown corporation under Knowledge Network, and BBC Studios (which owns the remaining 20%), the latter being a commercial division of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Knowledge was an early BBC digital television channel, available by cable, satellite, or terrestrial digital broadcasting, providing a programme of documentary, cultural and educational television.
BBC Knowledge is a television channel available in various countries outside the United Kingdom, showcasing factual and non-fiction entertainment programming from the BBC and independent UK production houses.
BBC Learning can refer to the following.
The BBC Learning Zone was an educational strand run by the BBC as an overnight service on BBC Two.
BBC Lifestyle is an international television channel wholly owned by BBC Studios.
BBC Local Radio is the BBC's local and regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of forty (40) stations.
BBC Manchester (often known as BBC Salford) is the British Broadcasting Corporation regional headquarters for the North West, the largest BBC region in the UK.
The British Broadcasting Corporation Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, is a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Monitoring is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation which monitors, and reports on, mass media worldwide.
BBC Music is an umbrella title used by the BBC to collect together its music output.
BBC Music Magazine is a monthly magazine.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) (Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Gymreig y BBC) is a Welsh symphony orchestra and one of the BBC's five professional orchestras.
The BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) is a department of the BBC which produces television, radio and online content with a natural history or wildlife theme.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC News (also known as the BBC News Channel) is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom.
BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.
BBC North (Group) is an operational business division of the BBC.
BBC North West is the BBC English Region serving Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire (western Craven), West Yorkshire (Walsden), Derbyshire (High Peak), Cumbria (Barrow-in-Furness and South Lakeland) and the Isle of Man.
BBC Northern Ireland (BBC Thuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: BBC Norlin Airlan) is a division of the BBC and the main public broadcaster in Northern Ireland.
BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.
BBC Orchestras and Singers refers collectively to a number of orchestras, choirs and other musical ensembles, maintained by the BBC.
BBC Pacific Quay is BBC Scotland's television and radio studio complex at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland.
BBC Parliament is a British television channel which broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the House of Commons, House of Lords and Select Committees of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Scottish Parliament, the London Assembly, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Welsh Assembly.
The BBC Philharmonic is a national British broadcasting symphony orchestra and is one of five radio orchestras maintained by the British Broadcasting Corporation and is a department of the BBC North Group division based at MediaCityUK, England, the orchestra's primary concert venue is the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).
BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, indie or interviews. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 1529 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.
BBC Radio 1Xtra (also known simply as 1Xtra) is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom from the BBC specialising in urban music.
BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom with over 15 million weekly listeners. Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is adult contemporary or AOR, although the station also broadcasts other specialist musical genres. Radio 2 broadcasts throughout the UK on FM between 88.1 and 90.2MHz from studios in Wogan House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. Programmes are relayed on digital radio via DAB, Sky, Cable TV, IPTV, Freeview, Freesat and the Internet.
BBC Radio 3 is a British radio station operated by the BBC.
BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
BBC Radio 4 Extra is a British digital radio station broadcasting archive repeats of comedy, drama and documentary programmes nationally, 24 hours a day.
BBC Radio 5, a BBC radio network, carried sport, children's and educational programmes from 1990 to 1994.
BBC Radio 5 Live (also known as just 5 Live) is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, interviews and sports commentaries.
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (also known as just 5 Live Sports Extra or 5 Live Extra) is a national digital radio station in the United Kingdom, operated by the BBC, and specialising only in extended additional sports coverage.
BBC Radio 6 Music (also still known as BBC 6 Music or BBC 6) is one of the BBC's digital radio stations.
BBC Radio Bristol is the BBC Local Radio service for the English cities of Bath and Bristol and the surrounding area, which includes South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and North East Somerset.
BBC Radio Cymru is BBC Cymru Wales' Welsh-language national radio network.
BBC Radio Foyle (BBC Raidió Feabhail) is a BBC Northern Ireland local radio station, serving County Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
BBC Radio Guernsey is the BBC Local Radio service for the Channel Island of Guernsey and the other islands in the Bailiwick - Alderney, Sark and Herm.
BBC Radio Jersey (Jèrriais:BBC Radio Jèrri) is the BBC Local Radio service for Jersey, Channel Islands.
BBC Radio London is London's BBC Local Radio station and part of the broader BBC London network.
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal is a Scottish radio station, broadcasting in Scottish Gaelic.
BBC Radio Scotland is BBC Scotland's national English-language radio network.
BBC Radio Solent is the BBC Local Radio service for the Isle of Wight and the English counties of Hampshire and Dorset.
BBC Radio Ulster (BBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Ireland BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Derry.
BBC Radio Wales is BBC Cymru Wales's national English language radio station.
BBC Records was a division of the BBC founded in 1967 to commercially exploit the corporation's output for radio and television for both educational and domestic use.
BBC Red Button is a branding used for digital interactive television services provided by the BBC, and broadcast in the United Kingdom.
BBC Research & Development is the national technical research department of the BBC.
BBC Scotland is a division of the BBC and the main public broadcaster in Scotland.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) is a Scottish broadcasting symphony orchestra based in Glasgow.
The BBC Singers are a British chamber choir, and the professional chamber choir of the BBC.
BBC Sport is a department of the BBC North division providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online.
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company.
BBC Studioworks Limited, formerly BBC Studios and Post Production Ltd is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, providing television studios, post production and related services to the market.
The BBC Symphony Chorus is a British amateur chorus based in London.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC SO) is a British orchestra based in London.
BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Three was a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Three (stylised as BBC II!) is a British over-the-top Internet television service operated by the BBC.
BBC Three Counties Radio is the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire (referred to as Beds, Herts and Bucks), broadcasting from studios at Grove Park in Dunstable.
The BBC Trust was the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) between 2007 and 2017.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
BBC UKTV is a subscription television channel in Australia and New Zealand, screening British entertainment programming, sourced mainly from the archives of the BBC, RTL Group (mainly Talkback Thames material) and ITV plc.
BBC Weather is the BBC's department in charge of preparing and broadcasting weather forecasts.
BBC WebWise is the BBC's guide to the internet for computer novices.
BBC West is the BBC English Region serving Bristol, the majority of Wiltshire, northern and eastern Somerset, the majority of Gloucestershire and northern Dorset.
BBC Midlands is the BBC English Region producing local television, radio, web and teletext content for Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, and Worcestershire.
BBC Wildlife is a British glossy, all-colour, monthly magazine about wildlife, operated and published by Immediate Media Company.
BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel.
The BBC World Service, the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasts radio and television news, speech and discussions in over 30 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.
BBC Worldwide Ltd. was the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995.
BBC Yorkshire is one of the English regions of the BBC.
The BFI TV 100 is a list compiled in 2000 by the British Film Institute (BFI), chosen by a poll of industry professionals, to determine what were the greatest British television programmes of any genre to have been screened.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Board of Governors of the BBC was the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964), best known as Boris Johnson, is a British politician, popular historian and journalist serving as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.
Bowie at the Beeb is a compilation album by David Bowie, first released in 2000.
Brexit is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).
BritBox is a subscription video on-demand service owned by BBC Worldwide and ITV plc.
The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.
The British Broadcasting Company Ltd (BBC) was a British commercial company formed on 18 October 1922 by British and American electrical companies doing business in the United Kingdom (and anxious to build sales of their products by ensuring that there were radio broadcasts to which their radio-buying customers could listen) and licensed by the British General Post Office.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.
The British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides radio and television programmes for Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and their dependents worldwide.
The British National Party (BNP) is a far-right and fascist political party in the United Kingdom.
Broadcast engineering is the field of electrical engineering, and now to some extent computer engineering and information technology, which deals with radio and television broadcasting.
Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model.
Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London.
Broadcasting House, Belfast is the headquarters building from which BBC Northern Ireland operates many of its broadcasting services.
The BBC campus, Broadcasting House Bristol, is located on Whiteladies Road, Bristol.
Broadcasting House is the purpose-built headquarters for BBC Cymru Wales' radio, television and online services, situated in north Cardiff.
Charles Loch Mowat (4 October 1911 – 23 June 1970) was a British-born American historian.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
Capita plc, commonly known as Capita, is an international business process outsourcing and professional services company headquartered in London.
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One (sometimes with a short break in the summer between series, but not always).
CBBC (short for Children's BBC) is a British children's television strand owned by the BBC and aimed for children aged from 6 to 12.
CBBC (short for Children's BBC) is a British free-to-air children's television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
CBeebies is a BBC television network for British programming aimed at encouraging "learning through play in a consistently safe environment for children aged 6 or under", and providing "high quality, mostly UK-produced programmes".
Captain Sir Cecil George Graves KCMG MC (4 March 1892 – 2 January 1957) was joint Director-General of the BBC with Robert Foot from 26 January 1942 to 6 September 1943.
Ceefax was the world's first teletext information service and a forerunner to the current BBC Red Button service.
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.
The Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of Her Majesty's Exchequer, commonly known as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or simply the Chancellor, is a senior official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of Her Majesty's Treasury.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
Sir Charles John Curran (13 October 1921 – 9 January 1980) was an Irish-born British television executive and Director-General of the BBC from 1969 to 1977.
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France.
Charlotte Alexandra Moore (born 19 June 1968), Companies in the UK is the BBC's Director of Content.
The chief financial officer (CFO) is the officer of a company that has primary responsibility for managing the company's finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting.
A Chief Technology Officer (CTO), sometimes known as a Chief Technical Officer, is an executive-level position in a company or other entity whose occupation is focused on scientific and technological issues within an organization.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, named after its largest settlement, Salford, but extending west to include the towns of Eccles, Worsley, Swinton, Walkden and Irlam.
Civilisation—in full, Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark—is a television documentary series written and presented by the art historian Kenneth Clark.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The coat of arms of the BBC was adopted in March 1927 to represent the purpose and values of the corporation.
Commercial broadcasting (also called private broadcasting) is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship.
The Communications Act 2003 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was a British communist party which was the largest communist party in Great Britain, although it never became a mass party like those in France and Italy.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
"Consolidated fund" or "consolidated revenue fund" is a term used in many countries with political systems derived from the Westminster system to describe the main bank account of the government.
A corporate spin-off, also known as a spin-out, or starburst, is a type of corporate action where a company "splits off" a section as a separate business.
Corus Entertainment is a Canadian media and broadcasting company.
William Cosmo Gordon Lang, 1st Baron Lang of Lambeth, (31 October 1864 – 5 December 1945), known as Cosmo Gordon Lang, was a Scottish Anglican prelate who served as Archbishop of York (1908–1928) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1928–1942).
Crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services.
Crown dependencies are three island territories off the coast of Britain which are self-governing possessions of the Crown.
The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed state, a liberal democracy and a great power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
Dancing with the Stars is the name of several international television series based on the format of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.
Dave is a British television channel owned by UKTV, which is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Sir David Cecil Clementi (born 25 February 1949) is an English business executive and a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
David Leigh (born 1946) is a British journalist and author who was the investigations executive editor of The Guardian.
The Digital Media Initiative (DMI) was a British broadcast engineering project launched by the BBC in 2008.
In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is proceeding since engineering test transmissions were started by the BBC in 1990 followed by a public launch in September 1995.
Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.
Digital television (DTV) is the transmission of television signals, including the sound channel, using digital encoding, in contrast to the earlier television technology, analog television, in which the video and audio are carried by analog signals.
The digital television transition, also called the digital switchover, the analog switch-off (ASO), or the analog shutdown, is the process in which older analog television broadcasting is converted to and replaced by digital television.
Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom encompasses over 100 television, radio and interactive services broadcast via the United Kingdom's terrestrial television network and receivable with a standard television set.
The Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation is chief executive and (from 1994) editor-in-chief of the BBC.
In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial, ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a firm.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
Drama is a British digital television channel broadcasting drama (and, to a lesser extent, comedy) programming in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels.
Dreamland is the third animated ''Doctor Who'' serial (based on the British science fiction television live action series) to air on television, and the second to air after the revival of the live-action series in 2005.
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland which has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985.
Eden is a British digital television channel broadcasting factual content in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels.
Elan Closs Stephens CBE (born 16 June 1948) is a Welsh educator and the Wales representative on the BBC Board.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU; Union européenne de radio-télévision, UER) is an alliance of public service media organisations, established on 12 February 1950.
The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
The Eurovision Song Contest (Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union.
F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.
Faber and Faber Limited, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the United Kingdom.
FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.
Sir Frederick Wolff Ogilvie FRSE (7 February 1893 – 10 June 1949) was Director-General of the BBC from 19 July 1938 (aged 45) to 26 January 1942, and was succeeded by joint Directors-General Cecil Graves and Robert W. Foot.
Freesat is a free-to-air digital satellite television service in the United Kingdom, provided by joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc.
Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform.
Gaelic broadcasting in Scotland is a developing area of the media in Scotland which deals with broadcasts given in Scottish Gaelic and has important links with the efforts of Gaelic revival in Scotland.
The General Post Office (GPO) was officially established in England in 1660 by Charles II and it eventually grew to combine the functions of state postal system and telecommunications carrier.
George Edward Entwistle (born 8 July 1962) was Director-General of the BBC during 2012, succeeding Mark Thompson.
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
George Gideon Oliver Osborne (born 23 May 1971) is a British Conservative Party politician, who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton from June 2001 until he stood down on 3 May 2017.
Geo targeting in geomarketing and internet marketing is the method of determining the geolocation of a website visitor and delivering different content to that visitor based on their location.
Getty Images, Inc. is an American stock photo agency, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States.
The gigabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information or computer storage.
Gold (stylised as GOLD) is a British classic comedy channel from the UKTV network, broadcasting to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Good Food is a British lifestyle channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels.
The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2,782,100.
Gregory Dyke (born 20 May 1947) is a British media executive, football administrator, journalist and broadcaster.
High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.
The term historical period drama (also historical drama, period drama, costume drama, and period piece) refers to a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television.
Home is a British interior home and garden-orientated lifestyle television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as part of the UKTV network of channels.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, normally referred to as the Home Secretary, is a senior official as one of the Great Offices of State within Her Majesty's Government and head of the Home Office.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.
Sir Hugh Carleton Greene (15 November 1910 – 19 February 1987) was a British journalist and television executive.
The Hutton Inquiry was a 2003 judicial inquiry in the UK chaired by Lord Hutton, who was appointed by the Labour government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq.
I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves' I, Claudius and Claudius the God.
Ian Richard Hargreaves CBE (born 18 June 1951, Burnley) is Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
Lieutenant General Sir Edward Ian Claud Jacob (27 September 1899 – 24 April 1993), known as Ian Jacob, was a British Army officer, who served as the Military Assistant Secretary to Winston Churchill's war cabinet and was later a distinguished broadcasting executive, serving as the Director-General of the BBC from 1952 to 1959.
Sir James Ian Raley Trethowan (20 October 1922 – 12 December 1990) was a British journalist, radio and television broadcaster and administrator who eventually became director-general of the BBC from 1 October 1977 to 31 July 1982, having previously been managing director of BBC network radio from 1970 to 1976.
Immediate Media Company Limited (styled as Immediate Media Co) is a combined publishing house containing the former assets of Origin Publishing, Magicalia and BBC Magazines.
The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the United Kingdom for commercial television (ITV and Channel 4 and limited satellite television regulation – cable television was the responsibility of the Cable Authority) – and commercial and independent radio broadcasts.
Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.
Interactive television (also known as ITV or iTV) is a form of media convergence, adding data services to traditional television technology.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
ITV plc is a British media company based in London, England.
James Paul Harding (born 15 September 1969) is a British journalist, and was the Director of BBC News from August 2013 until 1 January 2018.
James Mark Dakin Purnell (born 2 March 1970) is a British broadcasting executive and a former politician.
Jasmine Lydia Bligh (20 May 1913 – 21 July 1991) was one of the first three BBC Television Service presenters in the 1930s.
Jean Seaton (born 6 March 1947) is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the Official Historian of the BBC.
John Birt, Baron Birt (born 10 December 1944) is a British television executive and businessman.
John Logie Baird FRSE (13 August 188814 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television, demonstrating the first working television system on 26 January 1926, and inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.
John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, (20 July 1889 – 16 June 1971) was a Scottish broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
John Waters (born 28 May 1955) is an Irish former journalist whose career began in 1981 with the Irish political-music magazine Hot Press.
Ken MacQuarrie is the Director of BBC Nations and Regions and a member of the BBC Board, the executive board that governs the BBC.
Maurice James Christopher Cole (25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995), known professionally as Kenny Everett, was a British comedian, radio DJ, and television entertainer.
Knowledge Network, also branded as British Columbia's Knowledge Network, is a Canadian publicly funded educational cable television network serving the province of British Columbia.
Kurmanbek Saliyevich Bakiyev (Kyrgyz: Курманбек Салиевич (Сали уулу) Бакиев, Qurmanbek Saliyeviç (Sali Uulu) Baqiyev; born 1 August 1949) is a politician who served as the second President of Kyrgyzstan, from 2005 to 2010.
The Kyrgyz Revolution of 2010, also known as the Second Kyrgyz Revolution, began in April 2010 with the ousting of Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev in the capital Bishkek.
The Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz Respublikasy; r; Қирғиз Республикаси.), or simply Kyrgyzstan, and also known as Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan; r), is a sovereign state in Central Asia.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
LBC (originally the London Broadcasting Company) is a London-based national talk and phone-in radio station.
Leslie Scott Falconer Mitchell (4 October 1905 – 23 November 1985) was a British announcer who was heard on newsreel soundtracks, radio and television.
This is a list of companies in London, England.
This is a list of television programmes broadcast by the BBC either currently broadcast or previously broadcast on the BBC in the United Kingdom.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.
Macquarie Group Limited is a global investment banking and diversified financial services group.
Mailbox Birmingham (also known as The Mailbox) is an upmarket shopping and office development in the city centre of Birmingham, England.
Manx Radio (legally Radio Manx Ltd.) (Radio Vannin) is the national commercial radio station for the Isle of Man.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
Mark John Thompson (born 31 July 1957)“THOMPSON, Mark John Thompson,” in Who's Who 2009 (London: A & C Black, 2008); online ed., (Oxford: OUP, 2008),.
The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.
Matthew Postgate (born 10 November 1974) is a British digital strategist (technology strategist), and the BBC's Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
MediaCityUK is a mixed-use property development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.
Medium wave (MW) is the part of the medium frequency (MF) radio band used mainly for AM radio broadcasting.
The Security Service, also MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI).
Sir Michael Checkland (born 13 March 1936) was Director-General of the BBC from 1987 to 1992, being appointed after the forced resignation of Alasdair Milne.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Militant, commonly called the Militant tendency, was a Trotskyist entryist group designed to infiltrate the British Labour Party.
MJP Architects is an employee-owned British architectural practice established in 1972 by Sir Richard MacCormac, and based in Spitalfields, London.
The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and its overseas territories.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (known during the final series as just Monty Python) is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974.
The National Front (NF) is a racist far-right and fascist political party in the United Kingdom.
Dame Nellie Melba GBE (born Helen Porter Mitchell; 19 May 186123 February 1931) was an Australian operatic soprano.
Neoliberalism or neo-liberalism refers primarily to the 20th-century resurgence of 19th-century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism.
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
New Broadcasting House (NBH) was the BBC's North West England headquarters on Oxford Road in Manchester city centre.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Newsnight is a weekday BBC Television current affairs programme which specialises in analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians.
Near Instantaneous Companded Audio Multiplex (NICAM) is an early form of lossy compression for digital audio.
Sir Nicholas Andrew Serota, (born 27 April 1946) was director of the Tate art museums and galleries from 1988 to 2017.
Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.
Nuclear warfare (sometimes atomic warfare or thermonuclear warfare) is a military conflict or political strategy in which nuclear weaponry is used to inflict damage on the enemy.
The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau), commonly known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.
ORACLE (from "Optional Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics") was a commercial teletext service first broadcast on the ITV network in the mid-late 1970s and later on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, finally ending on both channels at 23:59 UTC on 31 December 1992.
In business, outsourcing is an agreement in which one company contracts its own internal activity to a different company.
Owen Peter Jones (born 8 August 1984) is a British newspaper columnist, commentator and left-wing political activist.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.
Paul Mason (born 23 January 1960) is a British commentator and radio personality.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers.
Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi (فارسی), is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.
Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer.
Peter George Sissons (born 17 July 1942) is a British broadcast journalist.
Picture Post was a photojournalistic magazine published in the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1957.
The Pilkington Committee was set up on 13 July 1960 under the chairmanship of British industrialist Sir Harry Pilkington to consider the future of broadcasting, cable and "the possibility of television for public showing".
Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license.
Portland Place is a street in the Marylebone district of central London.
Pot Black was a BBC television series of annual snooker tournaments held in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1986, which carried no ranking points, but played a large part in the popularisation of the modern game.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Power Without Responsibility (subtitled: The Press and Broadcasting in Britain or Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain) is a book written by James Curran (Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College) and Jean Seaton (Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster).
Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1979 to November 1990.
This is a list of pre-World War 2 television stations of the 1920s and 1930s.
Prospero is a fictional character and the protagonist of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.
The Committee of Public Accounts is a select committee of the British House of Commons.
Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.
In the United Kingdom, the term "public service broadcasting" refers to broadcasting intended for public benefit rather than to serve purely commercial interests.
A quango or QUANGO (less often QuANGO or QANGO) is a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation.
Quarry Hill is an area of central Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Question Time is a BBC topical debate television programme in the United Kingdom, based on the radio programme Any Questions? The show typically features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer pre-selected questions put to them by members of an audience selected on the basis of its political views and demographic.
Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.
Radio 4 News FM was the BBC radio rolling news service that was on air during the first Gulf War from 16 January until 2 March 1991.
The Radio Academy is a registered charity dedicated to 'the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production'.
Radio Caroline is a British radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly to circumvent the record companies' control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom and the BBC's radio broadcasting monopoly.
Radio Luxembourg was a multilingual commercial broadcaster in Luxembourg.
Radio Times is a British weekly television and radio programme listings magazine.
Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Radio-Television of Ireland; abbreviated as RTÉ) is a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of Ireland.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
In the application of statistics to advertising and media analysis, reach refers to the total number of different people or households exposed, at least once, to a medium during a given period.
Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town.
Really is a British digital television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV family of channels.
Received Pronunciation (RP) is an accent of Standard English in the United Kingdom and is defined in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary as "the standard accent of English as spoken in the south of England", although it can be heard from native speakers throughout England and Wales.
Red Bee Media, formerly Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services (EBMS), is an International broadcasting and media services company headquartered in White City, West London, United Kingdom, with offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Newcastle upon Tyne, and international offices in Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Canada, United States and Abu Dhabi.
Reginald John Foort (23 January 1893 – 22 May 1980) was a cinema organist and theatre organist.
Spoken English shows great variation across regions where it is the predominant language.
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c.23) (RIP or RIPA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, regulating the powers of public bodies to carry out surveillance and investigation, and covering the interception of communications.
Sir Richard Cornelius MacCormac CBE, PPRIBA, FRSA, RA (3 September 1938 – 26 July 2014), was a modernist English architect and the founder of MJP Architects.
Robert William Foot OBE (7 June 1889 – 2 April 1973) was Director-General of the BBC, first jointly with Cecil Graves from 26 January 1942 to 6 September 1943 and then solely until he resigned on 31 March 1944.
Roger Mosey (born 4 January 1958), Debrett's is a British broadcasting executive who worked as BBC's Director of London 2012 Olympic Games coverage.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Ronald Leonard "Ronnie" Stonham (9 July 1927 – 5 August 2014) was the Special Assistant to the Director of Personnel at the BBC until 1985, later caught up in the scandal over MI5 monitoring of potential staff.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
S4C (from the Welsh Sianel Pedwar Cymru, meaning "Channel 4 Wales") is a Welsh-language British public-service TV channel broadcast throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Salford is a town in the City of Salford, North West England.
Sports Information Services (SIS) is a company which provides news gathering services, specialized broadcast solutions and provides content and production services to the betting industry; such as horse racing and greyhound racing, to betting shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland and other worldwide destinations.
Satellite television is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the viewer's location.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.
A referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom took place on Thursday 18 September 2014.
Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) was an American mass media company, which was formed on July 1, 2008 through the spin-off of the E. W. Scripps Company's cable television networks and online assets.
A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing them access to classified information (state or organizational secrets) or to restricted areas, after completion of a thorough background check.
The Security Service Act 1989 (c 5) is an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament.
Shepherd's Bush is a district of west London, England, within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Shortwave radio is radio transmission using shortwave radio frequencies.
Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.
Sirius XM Satellite Radio is an American broadcasting company that provides three satellite radio and online radio services operating in the United States: Sirius Satellite Radio, XM Satellite Radio, and Sirius XM Radio.
Sky UK (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom.
The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is a far-left political party in Britain.
In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).
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St Paul's Church is a Church of England parish church located on St Paul's Square in the town centre of the market and county town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
This is a list of national, regional and local television and radio stations owned by the BBC in the United Kingdom.
A statutory corporation is a corporation created by the state.
Steve Morrison (born 3 March 1947) is a Scottish television producer and a former Rector of the University of Edinburgh.
Streaming television (or streaming TV) is the digital distribution of television content, such as TV shows, as streaming video delivered over the Internet.
Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British television dance contest, featuring celebrity contestants, with professional dance partners competing in a ballroom and Latin dance competition.
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Carys Davina Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL (born 26 July 1969), known as Tanni Grey-Thompson, is a British politician, television presenter and former wheelchair racer.
Telephony is the field of technology involving the development, application, and deployment of telecommunication services for the purpose of electronic transmission of voice, fax, or data, between distant parties.
Teletext (or broadcast teletext) is a television information retrieval service created in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s by the Philips Lead Designer for VDUs, John Adams.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
Television Centre is a building complex in White City, West London that was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013.
Television in the United Kingdom started in 1936 as a public service which was free of advertising.
A television licence or broadcast receiving licence is a payment required in many countries for the reception of television broadcasts, or the possession of a television set where some broadcasts are funded in full or in part by the licence fee paid.
In the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies, any household watching or recording live television transmissions as they are being broadcast (terrestrial, satellite, cable, or Internet) is required to hold a television licence.
The terabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
Thai, Central Thai, or Siamese, is the national and official language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority Thai of Chinese origin.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme.
The BBC Variety Programmes Policy Guide For Writers and Producers, commonly referred to as The Green Book, is a booklet of guidelines, issued by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1949, to the producers and writers of its comedy programmes.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.
The Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in central London.
The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television programme on astronomy produced by the BBC.
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–1611, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
Timothy Douglas Davie (born 25 April 1967) is the Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios (formerly known as BBC Worldwide) who served as acting Director-General of the BBC following George Entwistle's resignation in November 2012 until Lord Hall took over the role permanently in April 2013.
Toby Daniel Moorsom Young (born 17 October 1963) is a British journalist and formerly Director of the New Schools Network, a free schools charity.
Thomas Segun Ilube CBE (born July 1963) is a British entrepreneur and educational philanthropist.
Tonight was a BBC television current affairs programme presented by Cliff Michelmore and broadcast in Britain live on weekday evenings from 18 February 1957 to 18 June 1965.
Anthony William Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead, (born 3 March 1951) is the Director-General of the BBC.
Top Gear is a British motoring magazine, factual television series, conceived by Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman, launched on 20 October 2002, and broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two.
Top Gear (stylised in-magazine as TopGear) is an automobile magazine owned by BBC Studios and published under contract by Immediate Media Company.
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay.
TVNZ 1 is the first national television channel owned and operated by the state-owned broadcaster Television New Zealand (TVNZ).
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster, jointly owned by BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide) and Discovery, Inc. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between BBC and Thames Television.
The Ulster Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in Belfast, the only full-time professional orchestra in Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United Kingdom has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 61 times and is one of the most successful countries to compete in the contest.
University Radio York (commonly known as URY) is a campus radio covering the campus of the University of York.
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.
Major-General Sir Vernon George Waldegrave Kell (21 November 1873 – 27 March 1942) was a British Army general and the founder and first Director of the British Security Service, otherwise known as MI5.
Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
W (formerly Watch) is a British general entertainment channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as part of the UKTV network.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.
The Wartime Broadcasting Service was a service of the BBC that was intended to broadcast in the United Kingdom either after a nuclear attack or if conventional bombing destroyed regular BBC facilities in a conventional war (or during the conventional phase).
A web portal is a specially designed website that brings information from diverse sources, like emails, online forums and search engines, together in a uniform way.
Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.
Westminster is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.
White City Place is the name given to the collection of buildings formerly known as BBC Media Village (or W12 within the BBC).
White City is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and forms the northern part of Shepherd's Bush.
Sir William John Haley, KCMG (24 May 1901 – 6 September 1987) was a British newspaper editor and broadcasting administrator.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
William Temple (15 October 1881 – 26 October 1944) was a bishop in the Church of England.
Wilmslow Road is a major road in Manchester, England, running from Parrs Wood northwards to Rusholme.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
The Workers Revolutionary Party is a Trotskyist group in Britain once led by Gerry Healy.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yesterday is one of the UKTV network of television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Zarin Patel is a British accountant and company executive who was the BBC's Chief Financial Officer from 2004, following the promotion of John Smith to Chief Operating Officer, until 2013.
The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted 9 days, from 3 May 1926 to 12 May 1926.
2 Entertain (stylised as 2 | entertain) is a British video and music publisher formed by the merger of BBC Video and Video Collection International in 2005.
The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War (also called Operation Iraqi Freedom).
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
The 405-line monochrome analogue television broadcasting system was the first fully electronic television system to be used in regular broadcasting.
The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks in London, United Kingdom, which targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour.
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