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the BBC: a fascinating organization

Posted by: | November 13, 2012 | No Comment |

The British Broadcasting Company, or BBC, is the largest media source in the world, employing about 23,000 staff members. The BBC not only reports the news, but produces television, music, and other genres of entertainment and information. It’s quite diverse, the say the very least.

What’s so interesting about the BBC as well is the fact that it’s a Royal Charter. The current charter which the company possesses was established in 2007 and will last until 2014, at which point it will probably be renewed.

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the Daily Telegraph

I have been reeled in by the history of the BBC, because what history isn’t interesting? The BBC was created in 1922 through a combination of the General Post Office and a number of telecommunication companies. As an arm of the GPO, the BBC that we know today wasn’t created until 1927.

The BBC continues to deliver the news until this day, with a huge presence on television. Their television broadcast was suspended from 1939 to 1945 due to the Second World War, and enjoyed little competition until the deregulation period of the 1980’s.

Today, the BBC is one of the most respected news companies in the world, delivering an outside view on internal affairs in the United States in addition to countries and events all over the world. This Royal Charter continues to be an organ for news, the arts, and so much more, and shows no signs of stopping.

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