How Do I Create And Use A BBC Account?

3 days ago | Prof. Keely Macejkovic V

How Do I Create And Use A BBC Account?

BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC is a public service broadcaster. It is the world's leading public service broadcaster, established by the Royal Charter in the year 1922. It was first named as British Broadcasting Company in the year it was founded, but the name was changed to British Broadcasting Corporation in the year 1927.

The BBC has its headquarters situated in Westminster, London. Besides being the oldest national broadcaster in the world, it also the largest broadcaster in the world by the number of employees. The BBC employs over 22,000 staff in total. Out of them, more than 19,000 are in public sector broadcasting. Also, including the part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff, the total number of BBC staff amounts to 35,402.

The BBC operates under its agreement with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport. The work it does is funded largely by an annual television license fee. This fee is charged to all British households, companies, and organizations.

What Is A BBC Account?

The system that you need to sign into to access the BBC website is known as your BBC account. Having a BBC account has lots of perks. Signing into your account unlocks a personalized BBC for you. It lets you watch and listen to programs on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Other than that, it also lets you comment on articles, adds favourites, plays games, writes reviews, saves recipes, and so much more.

Other: BBC iPlayer Login 

Steps To Create A BBC account.

To sign in to a BBC account, you first need to know how to create an account on BBC. The registration process of your BBC account is very simple. It follows the few steps explained below:-

  • Once you enter the sign in section of the BBC domain, first, you will be asked if you are over or under the age of eighteen.
  • Based on your answer to the previous question, you will be asked for the information mentioned in the next steps.
  • If you are over the age of eighteen and a citizen of the UK, you will need to provide your email address, postcode, and password.
  • If you are between the ages of thirteen and eighteen and a citizen of the UK, you will need to provide your email address, password, and date of birth.
  •  If you are under thirteen and a citizen of the UK, you will be asked to provide a username instead of an email address, password, and date of birth.
  • If you are not a citizen of the UK, you will be asked to provide your age, email address, and password.
  • If you are not a citizen of the UK and under sixteen, then please do not create a BBC account because, in that case, your account will be removed. This is because a BBC account will not provide access to the child-specific content available in the UK.

How To Use Your BBC Account

BBC account offers a lot of options, from customization to suggestions and recommendations. Let us take a look at some of the uses of a BBC account.

  • Homepage Customization

After signing in to your BBC account, you can customize your homepage. You can add topics of your interest and set your location for local news and weather. You will be provided with various choices of topics, among which you will be able to choose your favourite ones or any topic that you are interested in, and you will get recommendations according to your chosen topics.

  • BBC iPlayer

This feature on the BBC is for watching any programs. Based on what you have already watched, you'll be recommended other programs under the section "Recommended for you". With this feature, you can also pause a program midway and then continue watching from the place where you left off later.

  • BBC Sounds

This is for listening to programs, podcasts, radio shows, and so on. You can discover new sounds from the recommended section based on your preferences. You will also have one-tap access to the latest episode of BBC radio shows, podcasts, etc.

  • BBC Sport

"My Sport" is a feature where you can stay up to date with the latest news and scores for the sports you love. You can choose from over 350 sporting topics and create your own personalized "My Sport" page. You can also choose to receive notifications about the same.

  • Adding And RemovingThings On BBC

You will be provided with an 'add' button next to many things on the BBC, be it radio shows, TV programs, news topics, sports topics, recipes, etc. By clicking the add button next to the respective shows, you will be able to add them to your own list.

Different parts of BBC have their own sections for adding things. In each section, you can remove anything you don't want. But once you remove it, you won't be recommended anything related to the removed topic.


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