Profits from the BBC's commercial services to businesses and consumers help fund our public services.
Our commercial services support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. They do this through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.
BBC Worldwide is the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC.
The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s content for the benefit of licence fee payers by creating, acquiring, investing, developing and exploiting media content and brands around the world.
BBC Worldwide also creates value from non-BBC content and showcases British talent both in the UK and around the world.
Profits are then returned to the BBC in order to keep the licence fee as low as possible.
BBC Advertising sells advertising and sponsorship solutions on behalf of BBC Worldwide's commercial portfolio across TV, online and mobile platforms globally.
BBC Studios and Post Production
BBC Studios and Post Production is the largest television studios and post facilities provider in the UK, offering world-class creative and technical production solutions to the media industry. Working in partnership with a broad range of media companies, it helps create content across all genres for a variety of broadcasters.
BBC International Unit
The BBC International Unit supplies TV facilities to overseas broadcasters transmitting from the UK.
BBC Academy provides face to face courses and online training programmes in television, radio, journalism, new media, health and safety and broadcast technology skills for our own staff and for the wider media industry.
The BBC Academy is made up of the Colleges of Journalism, Production and Leadership and the Centre of Technology. Much of our online learning is available external to the BBC (free in the UK, by paid subscription overseas).
BBC Shop is a multi-channel retailer selling thousands of books, DVDs, audiobooks and toys for fans of our programmes. BBC Shop sells products online, by phone and post.