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The Company is Formed

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0010
The Company is Formed

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This chapter focuses on the formation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company was formed on October 18, 1922, was registered on December 15, 1922, and received its license from the British Post Office on January 18, 1923. Lord Gainford was the first chairman of the board who was responsible for balancing the interests of the directors who represent six competitive firms. This chapter also describes the formation of the Sykes Committee to oversee the BBC and recommend possible future organisation, finance, and administration of a broadcasting system.

Keywords: British Post Office; Lord Gainford; directors; Sykes Committee; broadcasting system

Chapter.  4290 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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