Londinian Broadcasting Group
|Londinian Broadcasting Group|
|| Broadcast radio and digital|
high-definition television network
||Nationally; internationally via LBG World, the LBG Global Service, and lbg.co.ukbl|
|Slogan||Because the world deserves better. (2009— )|
|Motto||Quæstaceti les ariaondes (Volscian for "Ruling the Airwaves")|
|Operating budget||₰ 79,000,000,000 (2009)|
|| 1922 (radio)|
| Audience share
-- Best performer
37.1% (National, 2009)
25.9% (Viridis Foresti)
LBG World -- National: 33.6%
| Key people
|| Giovanni Alkyl, director-general|
James Blair, trust chair
Elizabeth Batra, VP operations
Eric Orwell, VP news
The Londinian Broadcasting Group (LBG) is British Londinium's response to the great international news networks of developed, powerful nations, as well as British Londinium's attempt to promote public diplomacy and soft power. Founded in 1922 by the Wireless Telegraphy and International Media Act, the corporation employs 104,900 individuals with a budget of 79 million denarii. The LBG places particular focus on nations that British Londinium interacts with frequency.
The LBG is an independent hybrid between a public corporation and a private corporation, run by LBG Trust. LBG Trust operates to ensure that the LBG is held accountable to the regulations of the Londinian Broadcasting Quality and Standards Board, in addition to ensuring journalistic excellence and fulfillment of the LBG's core values.
Throughout the years, the LBG has been embraced by the people of British Londinium, and it is viewed with a great British Londinium of pride and patriotism; indeed, the LBG has become synonymous with British Londinium in dozens of nations, becoming a key national institution in British Londinium through its well-earned reputation as a disseminator of objective, reliable information and high calibre programming.
The Londinian Broadcasting Group was created in 1922 by His Majesty's Londinian Government as both a shortwave civilian station and a longwave military communications array, after significant influencing committed by the Organisation for Londinian Radio. The 1922 Wireless Telegraphy and International Media Act forged the foundation for the LBG, placing it under a charter that made the LBG directly accountable to Parliament so that levels of journalistic excellence and objectivity could be maintained. Whilst the charter did not explicitly call for the LBG to be financed by the government, the charter stipulated that the organization must remain free of "political and commercial bias", ruling out advertisements as a revenue source. Therefore, the Prime Minister at the time, Victor al-Babik, created the television licence system - a system in which all individuals utilising a broadcast reciever in British Londinium must pay a small fee each month.
2 May 1922 saw the first LBG broadcasts from stations in Kensington, Chelsea, Argyll, Oxford, Westminster, and Newcastle. The EBG forged a strong listener base within the next five years by broadcasting quality programming that featured interesting hosts and topics. News was a major focus of the LBG, with fifteen minute bulletins at 0700, 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2100 hours.
March 1925 saw major growth for the LBG, with smaller stations sprouting in cities such as Worchester, Waltham Forest, Piccadilly, Cambridge, and Northolt. The estimated average daily reach (ADR) for the LBG was twenty-nine million, a number which steadily rose throughout the years, despite the economic slump of the 1930s. When FM radio debuted in 1933, the EBG was one of the first corporations to implement the utilisation of the technology, allowing for stronger, clearer broadcasts that could reach far more people.
1936 was privy to major reform within the LBG. Many felt that Parliament's direct role with the EBG could eventually lead to bias or misinformation. After months of pressure, Parliament created LBG Trust, an organization that would be held accountable to Parliament and to the Eurasian people for the actions of the LBG; however, the trust would not have the capacity to directly influence the workings of the LBG. Although a 'state broadcaster', the LBG is protected from government interference due to the statutory role of LBG Trust.
The post World War II era saw a significant rise in the purchase of televisons, though there was one problem: most broadcasters perceived the television to be a passing whim, not worthy of investing in. As a result, millions of Londinians had televisions...but no programming worth watching. In effect, televisions were made out to be nothing more than expensive hulks that either displayed static or banal community programming.
Pressure mounted from the Council for the Advancement of Broadcasting, which forcefully lobbyed for the expansion of television broadcasting, and the LBG obliged after noting the alarming rate at which Pacitalia and Ariddia were founding their networks. On 5 November, 1957 the LBG began its first colour television broadcasts, transmitting long-wave television signals to two hundred million people. Two channels were created by the corporation at the time: EBG News24 and the standard EBG channel. Television proved to be widely popular, and the LBG thrived within the new market, especially after acquiring Victorian Telecast, which infused new ideas and vigor into the corporation.
Competition to the LBG was introduced in 1972 with the commercially and independently operated LTC (Londinian Television Corporation). As a result of the Parliamentary Committee for the LBG report of 1976, in which the LBG was lauded and LTC was very heavily criticised for not providing enough quality programming, the EBG was awarded additional channels, adding LBG Two, LBG Three, LBG Finance, and LBG Weather, while renaming the original, primary channel LBG One.
At the end of the 1970s, the LBG was considering displaying rather salacious films late at night on LBG One. However, LBG executives were deterred from this as they watched uproar in Pacitalia over a similar incident. As a result, the LBG created LBG Cinématographe, a movie-oriented channel, which, due to its declared status, was exempt from certain regulations.
The Modern EBG
The LBG has built upon its worldwide reputation of high-calibre news programming, rivalled only abroad by such organizations as PINA and the PBC. As of now, the LBG transmits radio broadcasts in over eighty-eight languages, with Pacitalian, Hindi, Arabic, and English stations recieving the most listeners; the LBG also broadcasts television channels in thirty-two languages abroad.
Currently, the LBG is in the process to fully converting to digital television.
Purposes & Core Values
- Trust is the very foundation of the LBG and our reputation: we shall strive to be independent, impartial and honest.
- Audiences shall be the crux of any programme.
- We find honour in delivering quality and value.
- Creativity is the heart and soul of the LBG.
- The EBG shall be united in diversity to provide the best, most unique programming.
- We are one as the LBG: great things happen when we cooperate.
- to be the most creative, respected news agency in the world.
- to enrich people’s lives with great programmes and services provided from the LBG.
- to inform, educate and entertain the people of the world.
- to make engaging digital content and services available on a wide range of digital platforms and devices.
- to promote the values necessary to the continuance of a civil society.
LBG has three methods of expression. It is, above all, a television channel, broadcasting internationally. But it also has a website (lbg.co.ukbl), which includes both written articles and a continuous video feed, displaying the same as the television channels, along with hundreds of radio channels.
- LBG World - constant international news programming
- LBG One - premier programming and high-rated content
- LBG Two - current affairs, documentaries, educational programming, culture-oriented broadcasts
- LBG Three - art and science documentaries, vintage drama (including many rare black-and-white programmes), and non-English language productions
- LBG Four - children's and youth programming
- LBG Five - New drama, New talent, Londinian comedy, top films and accessible news
- LBG Finance - financial, economic news
- LBG Weather - meterology
- LBG Parliament - Londinian politics-oriented broadcasting
- LBG Armed Forces - broadcasting designed for soldiers serving overseas
- VLV - Videritransmissios en le langui Volscius - the LBG's Volscian-language channel
- EBG Cinématographe - movie channel
- LBG News24 - 24 hour domestic news
- LBG Global Service - international broadcast, orientation on news, current affairs, documentaries
- LBG Radio 1 - the latest music
- LBG Radio 2 - broad scopes of musical genres, with music-related documentaries
- LBG Radio 3 - classical music
- LBG Radio 4 - news, drama, comedy, science and history
- LBG Radio 5 - sports programming
- LBG Radio 6 - alternative programming
- LBG Radio 7 - comedy
- LBG Radio Volscius - Volscian-language station
- LBG Radio Pacitaliana - Pacitalian-language station
- LBG Radio Arabic - Arabic-language station
- LBG Radio India - Indian-languages station
A list of countries in which LBG is broadcast:
- British Londinium
- Aqua Anu
- Developing Nations
- Laquasa Isle
- Newer Kiwiland
- Nuevo Italia
- The Scandinvans
- Seventh Avenue
- United Kingdom2
- Vault 10
- Vuhifellian Federation
- Zaire (Congo--Kinhasa)
Opinions on the LBG
The Londinian Minister for Culture, Media, and Sport, the Right Honourable Chloe Yuhjijad wrote in a white paper regarding the upcoming renewal of the LBG's royal charter that "the LBG is crucial to maintaining Londinian power. As Joseph S. Nye puts it, 'The basic concept of power is the ability to influence others to get them to do what you want. There are three major ways to do that: one is to threaten them with sticks; the second is to pay them with carrots; the third is to attract them or co-opt them, so that they want what you want. If you can get others to be attracted, to want what you want, it costs you much less in carrots and sticks.' Soft power is the third method. It is vital that we maintain and expand Londinian soft power in the world. Whilst some will argue that we must invest more in our military to preserve power, soft power is more than just persuasion or the ability to move people by argument, though that is an important part of it. It is also the ability to attract, and attraction often leads to acquiescence. The LBG is a disseminator of both objective, reliable information and high calibre programming, but also Londinian soft power."
Former Prime Minister Sir Phillip Sinclair has stated that the LBG is "the primary cause for British Londinium's good reputation throughout the world...the LBG shows the world a new perspective, furthering diversity."
However, some individuals, such as the current Minister for Defence have stated that "the LBG is a waste of the Londinian taxpayers' money. We spent millions of euras on expansion throughout the course of the past decade. That money would have been far better spent on a new tank division."
- Sophie Windsor - LBG World newsreader
- Olivia Azzopardi - LBG Parliament reporter
- Mike Huckman - LBG Finance reporter
- Andrew Mizrachi - LBG Three science and art reporter
- Ashley Taylor - LBG Sport reporter
- Jack Ryan - LBG Two culture reporter
- Mitsuki Tanaka - LBG Five entertainment reporter
|The People's Sovereign Republic of British Londinium|
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|Individuals: Alistair Davidson • Adélaïde Azzopardi|
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|Londinian Broadcasting Group (LBG)|
|Television: LBG World · LBG One · LBG Two · LBG Three · LBG Four · LBG Five · LBG Finance · LBG Weather · LBG Parliament · LBG Armed Forces · VLV · LBG Cinématographe · LBG News24|
|Radio: LBG Global Service · LBG Radio 1 · LBG Radio 2 · LBG Radio 3 · LBG Radio 4 · LBG Radio 5 · LBG Radio 6 · LBG Radio 7 · LBG Radio Eurasi · LBG Radio Pacitaliana · LBG Radio Arabic · LBG Radio India|
|Other assets / info: lbg.co.uke · LBG News · LBG Worldwide · LBGi|