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The BBC or the British Broadcasting Corporation is an organization in the UK. It broadcasts in the UK and other countries on television, radio and the Internet.

The organization is run by a group of twelve governors who have been given the job by the Queen, who has been told by ministers who would be good.

The BBC is established under a Royal Charter, which allows the BBC to broadcast. The British Government will in 2006 look at the charter to see if it needs changing.

Another agreement, which goes with the Charter, recognizes that the BBC should be independent from any other organization. It also states its duties to the public.

Every household in the UK that owns a television must pay a TV License. This means that the BBC does not have to do what companies or shareholders want, or broadcast commercials.

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