英国广播公司（British Broadcasting Corporation），简称BBC，成立于1922年，是英国的最大的新闻广播机构，也是世界最大的新闻广播机构之一。BBC在世界的各个角落用英语进行24小时新闻广播，收听BBC新闻已成为英语学习者掌握英语不可或缺的有效方式。
BBC Radio Five Live 实时在线广播听力 BBC Radio 5 Live (formerly styled BBC Radio Five Live) is the BBC's radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. It is the principal radio station covering sport in the United Kingdom, broadcasting virtually all major sports events staged in the UK or involving British competitors.
It is transmitted via analogue radio on 693 and 909 kHz AM in the medium wave band, frequencies that belonged to BBC Radio 2 from 23 November 1978 to 26 August 1990 (before that they were used in some regions of the UK by the BBC Home Service and BBC Radio 4), and on digital radio in the United Kingdom via DAB, digital satellite (Freesat and Sky), IPTV and Freeview (digital terrestrial television). It is also streamed online, however due to rights restrictions, coverage of some events, especially "live" sporting events, is not available online. Some content is available online but restricted to UK users, however the UK stream can be accessed overseas by using a proxy server.
The station broadcasts from the News Centre at BBC Television Centre with a small office in Manchester and a team of its own reporters based around the UK. The station will be moving in 2011, as part of a larger shift of some BBC resources, to Salford.
The success of Radio 4 News FM during the 1991 first Gulf War led Liz Forgan to suggest in May 1993 the introduction of a combined news and sport network. Accordingly, the "old" Radio 5 closed down at midnight on Sunday 27 March 1994 and the new Radio 5 Live began its 24-hour service on the morning of Monday 28 March. The first voice on air was Jane Garvey, who later went on to co-present the breakfast and drivetime shows with Peter Allen. The launch was described by The Times as "slipp[ing] smoothly and confidently into a routine of informative banter" and The Scotsman as "professionalism at its slickest."
The tone of the channel, engaging and more relaxed than contemporary BBC output, was the key to the channel's success and would set the model for other BBC News services later in the decade. The first audiences were some four million, with a record audience of six and a quarter million.
Before the launch of digital broadcasting, the station (and Radio 5 before it) broadcast for several years on analogue satellite with near-FM quality.
Presenters that have now left the station include Susan Bookbinder, Jon Briggs, Jon Champion, Adrian Chiles, Edwina Currie, Fi Glover, Nick Hancock, Brian Hayes, Peter Heaton-Jones, Jane Hill, Des Lynam, David Mellor, Louise Minchin, Paddy O'Connell, Jonathan Pearce, Nick Robinson, Sybil Ruscoe, Kate Silverton, Bill Turnbull, and Sian Williams.
2000-2007 Five live logoIn 2005 the Radio Five Live Sporting Yearbook (ISBN 0-00-721598-3) was published.
The station won five Sony Awards, one gold and four silver, in 2005 and was nominated an additional six times. The lone gold award was in the News Story Award category for its coverage of the 2004 Asian tsunami.
BBC Radio 5 Live were Official Broadcasters of the FIFA World Cup 2006 along with talkSPORT. Both stations will broadcast live Premier League commentaries from August 2007, with the 7 rights packages being shared 6 to 1 in favour of 5 Live.
A companion station, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, was launched as a digital-only service on 2 February 2002.
In August 2007, BBC Radio Five Live was renamed BBC Radio 5 Live and was given a new logo.