• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The BBC organisation

Extracts from this document...


THE BBC ORGANISATION The BBC stands for the British Broadcasting Co-operation. The British Broadcast is a very well established organisation. It was formed in 1922 by a group of leading wireless manufactures, the daily broadcasting by the BBC began from Marconi's London Studio on November 14th, this followed the next day by broadcasts from Birmingham and Manchester. During the following few months the BBC organisation was successfully able to broadcast around the U.K this effectively showed how popular and in demand the BBC became around the U.K and therefore had to remain a prestigious and impressive organisation and to remain its high standards and popularity. The Secretary of State's approval is required under the Royal Charter for certain of the BBC's commercial activities. The Royal Charter requires the secretary of state's prior approval for the co-operation 'to provide sound and television broadcasting services and communication services and to provide sound and television programmes of information, education and entertainment funded by advertisements, subscription, sponsorship, pay per view system, or any other means of finande whether for reception by the general public free of charge or available on individual demand or encrypted or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland, the channel Islands ...read more.


In contrast to channel 4, the BBC is less cutting edge, the BBC broadcasts programmes that are usually v. The BBC abides by the rule of remaining impartial, channel 4 broadcasts programmes that would not be shown on the BBC as many programmes do no remain politically lawful, for example, the conspiracies of 9/11 was broadcasting on channel 4, it was as insight into what the programme makers believed to have happened therefore the BBC didn't broadcast this biased programme that criticized the American and British Public. As the generations have progressed the BBC targets and attracts a wider audience with the aid of many subsidiaries enabling wider target audiences therefore increasing the popularity and remaining at a high status broadcasting co-operation. The BBC encourages a wider audience by introducing subsidiaries Cbeebies for younger children, News 24, CBBC, BBC3, BB4, they have also introduced print as a subsidiary. The advantages of having many subsidiaries are that they reach audiences in very different unique ways. People who may not have time to watch the news on television or blind people will chose to listen to the radio instead. ...read more.


In all the media industries, a few large companies control a sizeable share of the market. When these companies own shares in several media sectors and on an international scale, they're referred to as multimedia conglomerates. The BBC organisation is very traditional and is well established. Its genre is very much the 'British Culture' to attract and target the British audience as well as successfully targeting the different genders and cultres. Being politically impartial and respecting the government and being very patriotic will connote a very British feel. The BBC is easily available around the world by the successful use of platforms, internet, etc. The BBC is well established and is well respected within the media. Twelve governors ensure the BBC is run in the interest of the viewers and listeners. * They act as trustees of the public interest and ensure that it fulfils its obligations. * They're appointed by the Queen on the advice of the government ministers. * Day to day operations are run by sixteen divisions. Their directors report to the director general, forming the executive Board. * It answers to the Board of Governors. Each divisions performance is regualarly assessed by the BBC's Governors, an advantage to the assessment is that, problems can be learnt from therefore creating a better chance of gaining a larger target audience. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Radio section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Radio essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of the BBC?

    3 star(s)

    equipment, and every things that they need to produce and all resources. If BBC produce its programs so that's mean will led to economy growth, because of the reduce costs and increase profit. Now I will talk about the disadvantages of being produce its own programs: 1- Bureaucratic practices still

  2. Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's (1960 - 1965) ...

    Many British films did not really portray "real life". They had story lines about middle class people living prosperous life-styles. They described Britain that people wanted to live in, rather than the Britain that they actually did live in. The films rarely dealt with the problems that ordinary working people had to contend with, such as unemployment and poverty.

  1. Taking the BBC and at least one other foreign public broadcaster as your focus, ...

    style of broadcasting. RTE, while being very much younger than the BBC (and therefore does not carry such a weight of history, both positive and negative), has also made attempts to hold onto its majority share of the viewing audience. It has done this through re-branding and re-launching (RTE re-launched RTE2 as N2

  2. 7. Assess the role of the mass media in Britain during the inter-war period

    The BBC was not intended to be accountable to the Parliament as neither Reith nor the Government wanted this. Reith did not want broadcasting to be manipulated by politics whereas the Government did not want to have responsibility for what it may have deemed trivial (Curran and Seaton, 2003, p.177).

  1. Explain the functions, trends and nature of ownership and control in the British Mass ...

    and half an hour in peak time. * Current affairs One and a half hours weekly average * Children Ten hours weekly average * Religion Two hours weekly average * Regional Varies from franchise to franchise Although the ITC is involved in licensing and regulating all forms of digital television,

  2. Communicational Technology.

    One of the other main problems to be overcome with radio waves is the curvature of the earth. Microwaves are used for mobile phone communication. They cannot be broadcast like radio waves, so the receiver needs to be in the line of sight of the transmitter.

  1. The aims of our production was to meet the brief given to us, which ...

    The sound quality and use of music worked very well. As a group we worked well and I achieved many personal learning outcomes including how a radio programme is constructed, interviewing techniques, recording and editing equipment. In comparing our programme to other professional shows many weaknesses are highlighted but as

  2. How relevant is Reith's idea of public service broadcasting in relation to contemporary television?

    The result was seen as inconclusive by some as Reith only allowed the prime minister to have his say and not the opposing parties. His arguments were that the BBC is the people's service and the government was the people's choice, so the BBC backed the government.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work