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BBC Worldwide's mission is to be an active creative partner that builds the BBC and UK creative industries brands overseas, delivers sustainable financial returns and fosters a world-class media company.

A strong year in content

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Highlights of the year

£1,029.4m

Headline Sales

[2014/15 £1.001.8m] +2.8%

6.7%

Underlying growth in headline sales

£133.8m

Headline Profit

[2014/15 £138.6m] -3.5%

4.0%

Underlying growth in headline profit

£222.2m

Returns to the BBC

[2014/15 £226.5m] -1.9%

17.6%

Increase on prior year returns, adjusted for disposals

£994.2m

Returns to the BBC over previous five years

[2014/15 £953.9m] +4.1%

Five-year returns to the BBC £m
2015/16
222.2
2014/15
226.5
2013/14
173.8
2012/13
156.0
2011/12
215.7
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What we do

We partner

  • Creative development
  • Funding for BBC and independent productions
  • Facilitating international co-production deals
  • Investment in the UK production sector
  • Nurturing talent
  • Supporting new writers
  • Building innovative partnerships
  • Secondary rights acquisition

Executive reviews

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

'BBC Worldwide plays a vital role in supporting the BBC and the wider UK creative industries.'

Tony Hall, Chairman BBC Worldwide
and Director-General, BBC

Download Chairman's Statement

PDF 192KB

CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S REVIEW

'The theme of transformation, present in last year's Annual Review, once more played a key role in our year.'

Tim Davie, Chief Executive BBC Worldwide
and Director, Global

Download CEO review

PDF 3,415KB

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER'S REVIEW

'This year's story is one of good underlying growth in both sales and profit.'

Suzanne Burrows, Interim Chief Financial Officer, BBC Worldwide
(January - May 2016)

Download CFO review

PDF 281KB

Where we operate

United Kingdom

Growth at a time of investment

Headline sales £m

2015/16
379.3
2014/15
361.8

Headline profit £m

2015/16
62.4
2014/15
52.7

Download UK review

PDF 147KB

North America

Building global brands

Headline sales £m

2015/16
277.9
2014/15
299.9

Headline profit £m

2015/16
24.2
2014/15
32.9

Download North America review

PDF 156KB

Australia & New Zealand

Strong across all businesses

Headline sales £m

2015/16
79.1
2014/15
81.9

Headline profit £m

2015/16
19.2
2014/15
16.3

Download ANZ review

PDF 144KB

Global Markets

Growing international reach

Headline sales £m

2015/16
305.7
2014/15
276.3

Headline profit £m

2015/16
26.4
2014/15
32.2

Download Global Markets review

PDF 125KB

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