The BBC exists to enrich people’s lives with great programmes and services
that inform, educate and entertain. Its vision is to be the most creative,
trusted organisation in the world.
The BBC provides a wide range of distinctive programmes and services for
everyone, free of commercial interests and political bias. They include
television, radio, national, local, children's, educational, language and other
services for key interest groups.
BBC services are hugely popular and used by over 90% of the UK population
every week. The BBC also runs orchestras, actively develops new talent and
supports training and production skills for the British broadcasting, music,
drama and film industries.
BBC Television Licence
The BBC is financed by a TV licence paid by UK households. The BBC does not
have to serve the interests of advertisers, or produce a return for
shareholders. This means that the BBC can concentrate on providing high quality
programmes and services for everyone, many of which would not otherwise be
supported by subscription or advertising.