BBC Worldwide manages seven operating businesses - Channels, Sales & Distribution, Content & Production, Magazines, Home Entertainment Global Brands and Digital Media. Throughout its operations, BBC Worldwide maintains the values and integrity of the BBC, combined with all the commercial skill and acumen, flexibility, knowledge and strength of a major global corporation.
BBC Worldwide's profits are delivered back to the BBC, supplementing the Corporation's licence fee funding. During 2007/08 BBC Worldwide achieved sales of £916 million (including share of joint ventures), up 13% year on year. It increased its profit before interest and tax by 17% year on year to £118 million (excluding exceptionals).
You can find out more information in an online version of our 2007/08 Annual Review. You can also view previous Annual Reviews.
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BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen's Award for Enterprise on 21st April 2009, the Queen's official birthday. The prestigious award for International Trade, recognises substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer.
BBC Worldwide Ltd is a subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
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