Around a quarter of BBC revenues come from its commercial arm BBC Studios Ltd (formerly BBC Worldwide), which sells BBC programmes and services internationally and also distributes the BBC's international 24-hour English-language news services BBC World News, and from BBC.com, provided by BBC Global News Ltd.
It has also been known as “The Beeb”, and “Auntie”.
s Lord Northcliffe and featured the famous Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba.
Thus the BBC was granted sufficient leeway to pursue the Government's objectives largely in a manner of its own choosing.
The resulting coverage of both striker and government viewpoints impressed millions of listeners who were unaware that the PM had broadcast to the nation from Reith's home, using one of Reith's sound bites inserted at the last moment, or that the BBC had banned broadcasts from the Labour Party and delayed a peace appeal by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The BBC's broadcasting monopoly was made explicit for the duration of its current broadcast licence, as was the prohibition on advertising.