The Company is Formed
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.
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