WHO WE ARE
BBC WORLDWIDE IS THE MAIN COMMERCIAL ARM AND A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC). OUR VISION IS TO BUILD THE BBC'S BRANDS, AUDIENCES, COMMERCIAL RETURNS AND REPUTATION ACROSS THE WORLD.
In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide's headline sales were £1,029.4m and headline profits £133.8m. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage.
BBC Worldwide helps keep the Licence Fee as low as possible, returning £222.2m to the BBC in the last financial year, an increase of 17.6% from 2014/15, adjusted for disposals, and equivalent to 13.0% of BBC Television content funding in the year.
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 over 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 continues to evolve what it does in the world of content. In addition to being a world-class distributor of scale, we are increasingly a significant and active creative partner, particularly on high-end, high-value projects.
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