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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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The Company is Formed

The Company is Formed

4. The Company is Formed
The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Asa Briggs

Oxford University Press

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

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