BBC English Regions

BBC English Regions is the division of the BBC responsible for local and regional television, radio, web, and teletext services in England, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. It is one of the BBC's four "nations" – the others being BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Northern Ireland, and BBC Scotland.[1]

BBC English Regions
TV transmittersTerrestrial, cable and BBC UK regional TV on satellite
Radio stationsBBC Local Radio
HeadquartersThe Mailbox, Birmingham, England
NationEngland
RegionsBBC East
BBC East Midlands
BBC London
BBC North East and Cumbria
BBC North West
BBC South
BBC South East
BBC South West
BBC West
BBC West Midlands
BBC Yorkshire
BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Key people
Helen Thomas, Director of BBC England (2018 - date)
Official website
bbc.co.uk/england

The division is made up of 12 regions. Many of the names of these regions are similar to those of the official government Regions of England, but the areas covered are often significantly different, being determined by terrestrial transmission coverage rather than administrative boundaries.[2]

BBC English Regions has its headquarters at The Mailbox in Birmingham (West Midlands) and additional regional television centres in Norwich, Nottingham, Television Centre (London), Newcastle, MediaCityUK (Manchester), Southampton, Tunbridge Wells, Plymouth, Bristol, Leeds, and Kingston upon Hull as well as local radio stations based at 43 locations across England.[3]

Overall, the division produces over 70% of the BBC's domestic television and radio output hours, for about 7% of the licence fee.[4]

Since April 2009, the English Regions division has been aligned with the BBC News department to "maximise co-operation in the BBC's news operations".[5]


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