England profile

The Mailbox, Birmingham, England The BBC's regional headquarters in Birmingham, England's second city

London is the hub of the media industry in England and the UK. The capital is a major centre for broadcasting, film and programme making, publishing and new media.

Most of the BBC's UK-wide TV and radio networks are based in London, although the corporation is moving some programme departments to Manchester, in north-west England. London is the hub of the media industry in England and the UK. The capital is a major centre for broadcasting, film and programme making, publishing and new media.

The BBC and commercial operators run TV and radio services across the English regions. Local TV output often comprises a half-hour evening programme, featuring regional stories.

The BBC's English Regions local radio network comprises 40 stations, many of them serving a single county. Outlets follow a news and speech-based remit.

Local and regional commercial radio formats are often music-based. The radio market, particularly in London, is highly competitive.

The UK's national newspaper titles publish from London, although they have deserted their famous Fleet Street home.

There is a lively local and regional press scene; many dailies and weeklies are owned by large publishing groups. Some papers distribute free copies in an attempt to stem declining circulations.

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