British Broadcasting Corporation
Type Statutory corporation
with a Royal Charter
Industry Mass media
Predecessor(s) British Broadcasting Company
Founded 18 October 1922
Founder(s) John Reith
Headquarters Broadcasting House, London, United Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Key people Rona Fairhead
(Chairman, BBC Trust)
Lord Hall of Birkenhead
Howard Stringer
(Non-executive director)
Products Broadcasting, radio, web portals
Services Television
Revenue £5.166 billion (2013/14)
Owner(s) British public (publicly owned)
Employees 20,950 (2014/15)
Website (United Kingdom) (Rest of the World)

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

It is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,950 staff in total, of whom 16,672 are in public sector broadcasting; including part-time, flexible as well as fixed contract staff, the total number is 35,402.