Press: British Broadcasting

Like National Broadcasting Co. in the U. S., England's British Broadcasting Corp. was started by radio manufacturers to give set owners something to listen to. B. B. C. founders in 1922 were the "wireless" firms of Marconi, Radio Communication Co., Metropolitan Vickers, British Thomson-Houston Co., General Electric and Western Electric. Four years later this private monopoly was given a ten-year royal charter, made a public institution somewhere between a Government Department and a commercial undertaking, independent in its daily doings but under the ultimate control of His Majesty's Government.

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