The BBC has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21. The report shows that the BBC was the most used media brand in the UK in 2020/21, accessed by an average of 90% of adults per week, with BBC programmes and services selected around 250 million times a day. Despite the challenges of lockdown (for the period this annual report covers), the BBC delivered on its public service mission to inform, educate and entertain with record numbers.
Richard Sharp the newly appointed BBC Chairman commented
“I’m proud of what the BBC has done to rally round the needs of the country throughout the Covid crisis. It has demonstrated very clearly the enduring importance of its public service mission. And against a landscape of unprecedented market pressures, it has kept delivering world-class programming across all genres.”
The summary of the report can be accessed here https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2021/content-breaks-records-in-year-of-reform-and-change with the full report available here https://downloads.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/reports/annualreport/2020-21.pdf