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WHO WE ARE
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a
wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC's brands, audiences,
commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is
achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing
content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent
with BBC standards and values. The business also champions
British creativity globally.
In 2013/14, BBC Worldwide's headline profit was
up 0.7% (or 11.6% at constant currency) to £157.4m, on headline
sales of £1,042.3m. For more detailed performance information
please see our Annual Review
BBC Worldwide helps keep the Licence Fee as low
as possible, returning over £1bn to the BBC since 2007, and £173.8m
in the last financial year, an increase in 11.4% from 2012/13 and
equivalent to 10.1% of BBC Television content spend.
In the past seven years the company has invested
over £1bn in the UK's creative sector making it a major supporter
for this increasingly important part of the 'UK plc'. BBC Worldwide
also sells programmes and formats produced by more than 250 British
independent producers. BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie is
co-chair of UKTI's creative industries Sector Advisory Group, which
is working to help grow creative industries exports and inward
investment. UK creative businesses wanting to work internationally
can find out more on UK Trade & Investment and the support it
offers on the UKTI website.
BBC Worldwide operates under the BBC Charter and
Agreement, which sets out the four commercial criteria with which
the company's activities must comply. BBC Worldwide must:
Fit with the BBC's Public Purposes set out in the
Be commercially efficient
Not jeopardise the good reputation of the BBC or the value of
the BBC brands
Comply with the BBC's Fair Trading Guidelines and avoid
distorting the market.
BBC Worldwide's operating businesses
The seven geographic markets are grouped into
three regions: North America; UK, Australia and New Zealand; and Global
Markets (Asia, CEMA, Latin America and Western
Europe). The two global business areas - Content and Brands - set the
strategic framework and parameters for activities within the
regions and keep a close connection into BBC Worldwide's parent,
the BBC. Digital is embedded throughout the business.
sells advertising and sponsorship solutions on behalf of BBC
Worldwide's commercial portfolio across TV, online and mobile
You can find out more information in an online version of our
current 2013/14 and view previous Annual Reviews.
WHO'S ON THE BOARD?
Find out who makes up our Board &
Committees here along with biographies.
OUR ETHICS AND STANDARDS
BBC Worldwide is committed to the highest standards of ethics,
honesty, openness and accountability. It is crucial that we take
all necessary steps to protect the reputation of the BBC and the
value of the BBC brand. As an organisation, BBC Worldwide takes a
zero-tolerance approach to any form of corruption: in the course of
our business activities we do not endorse any form of fraud or
corruption from either our own staff or those acting on our
This commitment is reflected in the key principles in the BBC
Worldwide Anti Fraud and Corruption Code of
Conduct on our Ethics and Standards page, which we expect all
our staff and those acting on our behalf to understand and comply
For information on ethical sourcing, see
BBC Worldwide's Code of Ethical Policy and our WorldwideAware
Corporate Responsibility pages.
BBC Worldwide Ltd is a subsidiary of the British
Registered Office: Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London W12
Registered Number: 1420028 England; VAT Number: GB