The British Broadcasting Company, usually known as the BBC, is a state-owned but independent media corporation. The company was founded in the United Kingdom in 1922.
They genuinely nurture talent
An expansive, open minded, informative and highly educational organisation. Meetings there are a pleasure because they ask one about one's work, ideas and vision. They judge on merit and are open ended/open minded. They push boundaries and it's an iconic institution for all the right reasons. Whether one listens to the world service, or watches Eastenders - everything it does serves to broaden knowledge and the mind. They genuinely nurture talent and creative thinking.
Dominique, United Kingdom - 04 May 2010
BBC Radio is simply brilliant
BBC gives me what I wish I could get from my own national broadcaster. BBC manages to meet the needs of so many people, without alienating its core listeners. BBC Radio 4 is intelligent, thought-provoking and revolutionary. I would gladly pay for this service, but thanks to BBC's technological savvy, I don't have to. BBC Radio has a brilliant format which allows listeners to access so many programs at all hours through internet, podcasts, digital radio or long wave. BBC Radio is simply brilliant.
Trist, Canada - 26 August 2006
BBC at home
I didn't mind paying my licence fee for the BBC at home, and would gladly do so now I live overseas to be able to download programmes from the website which I cannot get over here.
Nadia, New Zealand - 16 April 2006
While living in Europe we always watched BBC
While living in Europe we always watched BBC. You knew you would get the best comedy programs, great documentaries, fascinating history programs and best of all - no ads!!
Catherine, New Zealand - 08 April 2006
Has kept me connected
I have lived outside of the Uk for 16 years now and the BBC World Service has kept me connected to my language while making me feel welcome as a 'global nomad'. Humour, honour and honesty have made this station a 'must have' in my life.
Vanessa, Netherlands - 07 June 2005
A real testament to objectivity
The news from the BBC on public radio in the United States is basically the only thing that is keeping the news even vaguely honest in this country. How a government-run outfit like the BBC can even be critical of the British prime minister, etc is a real testament to their objectivity. BRAVO!
Nancy, United States - 19 August 2004
The right ethics
It's not sensational or trashy. I like programs that let me make up my mind, or just show me something understated and beautiful. The people behind the BBC seem to understand that ethic.
Tom, Australia - 19 February 2004
BBC "provoked" all my senses
BBC - It's more than TV or radio - It's VIP seating for a panoramic view of our world. I travelled all the way from Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea to foogy London to pursue my college degree during the 1980s. The BBC instantly "provoked" all my senses, spirit and and intellect as it entertained, educated, and informed me while living abroad. Have you checked BBC's Corporate Vision? "Become the most creative and trusted organization in the world". No wonder it captivated my heart and my mind! Thanks to Cable TV, I still have my VIP seating with the BBC down here in the Tropics! (This time sipping a Pina Colada!) Long live the BBC! Jose A. Alustiza Puerto Rico
Jose, Puerto Rico - 22 January 2004
The BBC is a god-send. As an expat living in SE Asia it is often so hard to get the impartial and engaging coverage that BBC World offers. Without it I would feel isolated and out of touch. I recently checked into a hotel that had CNN news but not BBC. I got withdrawal symptoms and immediately unpacked all my laptop cables in a desperate attempt to get onto BBCi for my fix!
Paul, Indonesia - 06 January 2004
Voice of truth, clarity and honesty
An English expat living in New York, the BBC in its many incarnations was always my vital link to home. But more than that, it is the voice of truth, clarity and honesty for world events in this age of spin and expediency. It makes me proud to be British.
Natalie, United States - 11 December 2003