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The paper "Business Formation and Purpose" is a perfect example of a report on business. Business formation and purpose British Broadcasting Organization Introduction The British Broadcasting Corporation is a public broadcasting company based in the United Kingdom. It has its headquarter in London. The main responsibility of the company is to present a broadcasting service in the UK without involving any partiality to a party or any person. BBC has its production centers in various places in the UK like Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Belfast, Sal ford, and Cardiff. It is known as the oldest broadcasting company in the world with more than 23000 employees.

In the year 2012, the company has shown a unique digitization program by scanning all of its programs from 1923 to 2009 which is known as the BBC Genome project. It was made with the intention to create an online database of programs that includes more than 5 million programs and 8.5 million presenters, actors, technical staff, and writers. History BBC was founded in the year 1922 when the govt. allowed the six main radio manufacturers to form a new organization.

In 1922, it had four employees and the company was founded by a post office with a license fee of ten shillings. The first broadcasting program which was known as “ listening-in” came from London and soon it became popular among all. After a month of this event, John Reith was elected as the first general manager of BBC but after covering the general strike in 1926, BBC gets dissolved and British Broadcasting Corporation was again reformed with a royal license. Listening to radio programs became very much popular during 1930 when people used to gather in one place to listen to various programs like sports and other national events.

During the 1930s, BBC also expanded itself in the field of music, drama, and arts. BBC first launched its programs on television on 2nd November in 1936 but it was stopped during the Second World War in 1939. During the Second World War, the company faced lots of challenges because it needed to deal with the Ministry of Information in the UK while it was targeted by 500lbs of German Bomb in 1940.

Television saw its huge progress during 1950 when it broadcasted programs for 30 hours per week and it was increased to 50 hours per week by 1955.

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