BBC stands for The British Broadcasting Corporation. It is a British Service Broadcaster and you can find their headquarters, studios and offices in London. It is one of the oldest broadcasters in the world and now broadcasts to countries all over the world. In total, the giant staffs over 20 000 people, who work in all aspects of the BBC’s business.
The BBC is funded by money taken from the public under the TV license agreement, which was set up by the government in 1932. You must have a tv license in order to watch television in the UK, as well as watch items on BBC owned services such as BBC iPlayer.
Other BBC Connection Numbers
|Customer Services||0844 248 1587||24/7|
|Head Office||0844 248 1591||9am-5pm|
|BBC iPlayer||0844 248 1592||9am-5pm|
|BBC News||0844 248 1604||9am-5pm|
|BBC Channels||0844 248 1605||9am-5pm|
|BBC Originals||0844 453 0231||9am-5pm|
|Complaints Helpline||0844 248 1592||9am-5pm|
Customer Services 0844 248 1587
For information on any of the services provided by the BBC, you can call the BBC customer services on this number above. If you know the specific department you would like to speak to at the BBC, then you can use any of the numbers in the table above to contact a member of staff.
If you would like to make a complaint, the BBC Complaints Helpline can be found in both the table above and in a section below. Below, you will find out more information regarding how to make a complaint with the BBC and what to do if your complaint is directed to a certain department.
Head Office 0844 248 1591
If you would like to speak to someone from the Head Office team, this is the number to call. This number can be used if you want to follow up on a collaboration with the BBC and your company, or if you would like to know more about a specific service provided to you by the BBC.
BBC iPlayer 0844 248 1592
The iPlayer, introduced by the BBC back in 2005, was produced as a streaming service in order to provide a way to catch up on favourite television shows and radio programmes via the internet. Today, the iPlayer is available on a range of devices such as smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles. This is great if you’re always on the move and want to catch up with your favourite television shows from during the week.
One of the positive points of the iPlayer is that there are no adverts, and you can jump straight into watching your favourite shows when you want to. n 2015, the terms of using the BBC iPlayer changed, and it is now required by law to own a TV license in order to use the service.
BBC News 0844 248 1604
The BBC News service was founded during the 1930’s and aimed to provide the UK with fast and up to date news on current events from all around the world. Today, BBC News is the largest new organisation in the world, and broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can watch BBC news all around the world in hotels and bars and is available in a range of languages.
Annually, the department spends around £350m on providing for its staff, which totals more than 3500 around the world, and on other aspects of the BBC News services. Unlike many news services, the BBC have regional news channels for the UK. Meaning that areas such as the North West of England with receive regional news as well as other news from around the country.
BBC News has no director and is not owned by the government. This means that it is required to circulate up the date and correct news from around the world without any bias.
BBC Channels 0844 248 1605
BBC One is the primary network for the BBC, and the channel streams a number of shows including drama, films, documentaries, sports and even some children’s programmes. BBC Original shows are usually broadcast here as well. This is also the channel where the main BBC News bulletins are shown as well.
BBC World News is on every day during the week and provides local news depending on where you live in the UK.
BBC Two is home to more niche programmes such as documentaries, gardening shows, children’s shows, and feature programmes throughout the year. This is the channel where you will also find programmes transmitted from countries such as the USA.
BBC Four is tailored to an intellectual audience and shows specialist documentaries, live theatre, foreign films and repeated shows from decades ago.
BBC News is the dedicated news channel for the BBC, and broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
BBC Parliament lets viewers know the ins and outs of Parliament issues. It also provides in-depth information about certain parties and policies that have gone through parliament. More often than not, you can find live streams from inside the house of commons itself.
CBeebies provides television programmes for smaller children (under 7). Shows such as the Tweenies can be found on the CBeebies channel.
BBC Originals 0844 453 0231
The BBC have created a number of programmes over the years. These are produced and made in the BBC studios in London and include many amazing shows that have continued throughout the years, such as Doctor Who.
Other BBC Originals include Faulty Towers, Eastenders, Planet Earth, Masterchef, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Night Manager, The Office, and Strictly Come Dancing. For information on upcoming BBC Originals, or you would like to know more about your favourite shows put forward by the BBC, you can call this number and speak to a member of the BBC Originals team, who can assits you further.
Complaints Helpline 0844 248 1592
If you would like to complain about the BBC, you can use this number. This number can be called for a number of reasons. For example, if you are offended by a programme scheduled by the BBC, or you would like to report someone who works for the BBC, then this is the number for you.