• Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and video content to a
dispersed audience via any audio or visual mass
communications medium broadcasting it on your TV for
• The domestic TV BBC television channels are broadcast without
any commercial advertising and collectively they account for
more than 30% of all UK viewing. The services are funded by a
Public service broadcasting
• Although this Welsh language channel is not operated by the
Corporation, the BBC contributes programmes funded by the
license fee as part of its public service obligation. The BBC used to
broadcast Welsh-language programmes on its own channels in
Wales, but these were transferred to S4C when it started
broadcasting in 1982.
• BBC Alba
• A part-time Scottish Gaelic digital-only channel. Although it carries
the BBC name, it is a partnership between the BBC and MG Alba,
with the majority of funding coming from the Scottish Government
via MG Alba. Scottish Gaelic programmes are also shown on BBC
Two in Scotland – subject to approval from the BBC Trust, they will
move to BBC Alba after digital switchover.
How big is BBC TV
• The BBC is the oldest national broadcasting
arganisation and the largest broadcasting in
the world by number of employees with about
BBC International TV
• BBC World News TV is the BBC's international
news and current affairs television channel.
• It broadcasts for 24-hours with television
programming including BBC News bulletins,
documentaries, lifestyle programmes and
interviews. It employs more correspondents,
reporters, and international bureaus than any
other news channel.
What is commercial TV
• Commercial television is a channel that’s paid
by adverts and not TV license they get all their
money by adverts and most companies that
are willing to spend money on the channel for
the advert are usually allowed to pick a
Commercial TV channels
• Channel 4- is largely commercially self-funded, it
is ultimately publicly owned; originally a
subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting
Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and
operated by Channel Four Television Corporation
they also own other channels such as 4music
,smash hits, film 4
• Channel 5- is owned by the RTL Group. Richard
Desmond purchased the station from the RTL Groupon
23 July 2010 the also own other tv channles such as 5*,
What companies own commercial TV
• here are some companies that own commercial
• Channel 4 is own by channel four television
corporation they also own other television
• Box Television
Links to other industries
• Commercial television is linked to advertising
and marketing because they have many
adverts on their channels since they get
money of advertising, also film is linked to this
industries as many of these channels have
movies on to draw viewers, radio is linked to
because they put music on channels like
4music and smash hits.
Effects of relying on advertising
• Commercial broadcasting is primarily based on
the practice of hiring television advertisement for
profit. This is in to public broadcasting which
receives government subsides and eschews most
paid advertisement. The negative of relying on
adverts are that you always have to attract
viewers because if your channel doesn’t have
enough viewers the advertisement team wont
give you there adverts which means your not
making enough money to stay in the business and
that means you close down you company
because of relying on advertisement.
• The BBC's wholly owned commercial subsidiary, BBC Worldwide, also
operates several international television channels under BBC branding:
• BBC America
• A US general entertainment channel, co-owned with Discovery Networks,
showcasing British television programming.
• BBC Canada
• A Canadian general entertainment channel, co-owned with Shaw Media.
• BBC HD
• A high-definition channel, currently available in Belgium, Brazil, Mexico,
the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey.
• BBC Kids
• A Canadian children's programming channel co-owned with Shaw Media.
BBC Free-Air-In The UK which is also
• BBC One
• The Corporation's primary network, broadcasting mainstream comedy, drama,
documentaries, films, news, sport, and some children's programmes.
• BBC Two
• Home to more specialist programming, including comedy, documentaries, dramas, children's
programming and minority interest programmes, as well as imported programmes from other
countries, particularly the United States.
• BBC Three
• Home to mainly youth-oriented programming, particularly new comedy sketch shows and
• BBC Four
• Niche programming for an intellectual audience, including specialist documentaries,
occasional 'serious' dramas, live theatre, foreign language films and television programmes
and 'prestige' archive television repeats.
BBC Free-Air-In The UK which is also
• BBC One HD
• A high definition simulcast of BBC One launched on 3 November 2010.
• BBC Two HD
• A high definition simulcast of BBC Two launched on 26 March 2013.
• BBC News
• A dedicated news channel.
• BBC Parliament
• The Corporation's dedicated politics channel, covering both the UK Parliament,
Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and international
• For children aged six and above.
• For children under six.
• BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBBC HD and CBeebies HD launching
What Else does the BBC own ?
• They have their own television channels
• They have their own radio
• They have their on social sites
• They have BBC IPLAYER (CATCH UP TV)
Advantages of being funded by the
• We believe that licence fee funding will be a benefit to the World Service, the
• and the British people. The BBC’s licence fee funding is based on multi-year
• with the current funding arrangement lasting until 2017. Although the BBC’s
• itself constrained over this period, this level of certainty in funding provides a
• stable environment in which to make decisions about existing and future services.
• combination of a secure funding source, and the clarity of purpose set out in the
Operating Licence, will give the World Service a strong footing to plan its activities
• coming years.
• We believe that the rest of the BBC also benefits from funding the World Service
• the licence fee.