ABOUT BBC WORLDWIDE

Owned subsidiary of the BBC

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). We exist to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. 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.

Reach and reputation

The business also builds the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champions British creativity.

In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC.

BBC WORLDWIDE CHANNELS