The BBC’s commercial activities

The BBC’s commercial activities support its public service mission by investing in, commercialising and showcasing BBC content around the world. These activities are undertaken with a view to generating profit and other returns, which the BBC uses to supplement the licence fee. This landscape review will be the first study undertaken by the NAO under its new access rights to the BBC’s commercial subsidiaries. It will examine the set-up of the BBC’s main commercial activities, how the main commercial subsidiaries assess their performance, their contribution to the BBC in recent years, and how they are responding to changes in their operating environment.

if you would like to contact the team undertaking the investigation please e-mail enquiries@nao.gsi.gov.uk, putting the study title in the subject line.