BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The business exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf.
We do this 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 builds the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champions British creativity.
In 2016/17, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.3m and headline sales of £1,059.9m and returned £210.5m to the BBC.