COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionary1. proper nounThe BBC is a British organization which broadcasts programmes on radio and television. BBC is an abbreviation for 'British Broadcasting Corporation'. ⇒ The concert will be broadcast live by the BBC. ⇒ ...the BBC correspondent in Tunis.2. "noun, in names"BBC is used to refer to television channels and radio stations that are run by the BBC. ⇒ He begins his new series on BBC 2 at 9pm on Thursday. ⇒ ...BBC Radio Scotland.