The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, is a large state-owned public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It creates and airs programming for radio, internet, and television. It draws revenue from a TV license paid by households in the UK, and thus does not depend on either advertisers or shareholders. It is estimated that roughly 90% of UK citizens use BBC services on a weekly basis.
The BBC has been a co-distributor on all of the Wallace & Gromit shorts, as well as the Shaun the Sheep and Cracking Contraptions series. In addition, Shaun the Sheep airs on the BBC television channel, BBC One.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/purpose/ "About the BBC - Purpose & Values"