Unit 11.1

Means of communication and information: Television and radio


Television Channels with the Greatest Audience

  • BBC One is the most well known television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. It was the world’s first regular television service with a high level of image resolution.
  • Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television. In 2019 it was the second most-watched channel. It started transmission on 2 November 1982.
  • ITV is a British free-to-air television channel. It operates in England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. It is the biggest and most popular commercial television channel.

Logos and initials

  • The current logo of BBC One (from 2006)
BBC One 2006
Source: logos.fandom.com
  • The current logo of Channel 4
Channel 4 2015
Source: logos.fandom.com
  • The current logo of ITV channel (from 2019)
ITV logo 2019
Source: logos.fandom.com

Radio Stations with the Greatest Broadcast

  • Top 3 radio stations with the most listeners belong to BBC Radio which started to work in 1922. Those are:
    • BBC Radio 2 – this station broadcasts adult-oriented content.
    • BBC Radio 4 – this station broadcasts spoken-word programmes like news, drama, comedy, science and history.
    • BBC Radio 1 – this station is for young people, it mostly has pop and rock music.
  • Classic FM is a British national commercial radio station which broadcasts classical music.
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