What is the age of the BBC?

The BBC is getting to be an old lady these days, almost 90 years old now.
It was created in 1922 by a group of companies who wanted to offer radio broadcasting in the UK. A few years later in 1927, it was changed from private ownership to a national organization, by way of a royal charter, a decree made by the king or queen of Britain.

The royal charter provides the BBC with guaranteed funding as well as freedom from government control.

in 1929, the BBC began its first ever television broadcast.

So, in 2010, the original BBC is 88 years old, the chartered BBC is only 83 years and BBC television is a mere 80 years old. These dates mean that it is not the oldest broadcaster but it is the first broadcaster to broadcast television.
The BBC is getting to be an old lady these days, almost 90 years old now.
It was created in 1922 by a group of companies who wanted to offer radio broadcasting in the UK. A few years later in 1927, it was changed from private ownership to a national organization, by way of a royal charter, a decree made by the king or queen of Britain.

The royal charter provides the BBC with guaranteed funding as well as freedom from government control.

in 1929, the BBC began its first ever television broadcast.

So, in 2010, the original BBC is 88 years old, the chartered BBC is only 83 years and BBC television is a mere 80 years old. These dates mean that it is not the oldest broadcaster but it is the first broadcaster to broadcast television.