|Founded||18 October 1922 (98 years ago)|
|Founder(s)||Jonathan Keith, 1st Baron Keith|
|Key people||Albert Fairchild (Chairman)|
Emma Hall (Managing Director)
|Revenue||£5.166 billion (2013/14)|
|Owner(s)||Cygnian public (Publicly owned)|
The Cygnian Broadcasting Service (CBS) is a Cygnian public service broadcaster. It is headquartered at CBS Tower in Sydney, and is one of the largest broadcasters in the world by number of employees, with over 20,950 staff in total, of whom 16,672 are in public sector broadcasting; including part-time, flexible as well as fixed contract staff, the total number is 35,402.
The CBS is established under a Federal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Ministry for Communications and the Arts. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all Cygnian households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts. The fee is set by the Cygnian Government, agreed by Congress, and used to fund the CBS's extensive radio, TV, and online services covering the states of Cygnia. From 1 April 2014, it also funds the CBS World Service, launched in 1954, which provides comprehensive TV, radio, and online services in Chinese and French, and broadcasts in 28 languages.
Around a quarter of CBS revenues come from its commercial arm CBS International Ltd. which sells CBS programs and services internationally and also distributes the CBS's international 24-hour English language news services CBS Global News and CBS.com, provided by CBS Global News Ltd.