Recent press releases

BBG by the numbers

International operations

5 networks and a system of 3,000 affiliates and over 95 transmitting sites distribute 4,100 hours of original content globally each week.

Global audience

A worldwide unduplicated audience of 278 million from more than 100 countries tune in weekly in 61 languages.

Annual budget

FY17 (Requested)$777.8M
FY16 (Omnibus)$749.6M
FY15 (Enacted)$742.1M
Meet the CEO

John Lansing

Leading the BBG since September 2015, Lansing combines strategic and operational oversight experience with a deep understanding of journalism. He has been called “a leading developer of unique content across various media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing” by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Recent Awards

MBN wins best Information/Documentary report for honoring heroes

2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards

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Rumors, Myths and Untruths

There are many things people misunderstand about the U.S. international media. Here is a guide to rumors, myths and untruths pertaining to the BBG.

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Featured Reports

Private: 2014 Annual Report

Our yearly report summarizes the activities and growing impact of the BBG. Our networks play a critical role expanding freedom of information and expression and communicating America’s democratic experience.

2015 BBG Annual Report (PDF, 6.14 MB)


The Performance and Accountability Report and audit results demonstrate the BBG’s ability to achieve strategic impact by prudently managing resources and nimbly responding to global challenges.

BBG FY 2015 PAR (PDF, 5.09 MB)