The BBC history timeline.
18 October – The British Broadcasting Company is formed.
This is the first time the organisation was named and told to the outside worlds. However know one knew what they was capable of and how successful they were going to be.
- 15 January – First live sports broadcast on the BBC. The rugby union international England v Wales.
- 22 January – First live football match broadcast, featuring Arsenals home league fixture against Sheffield united from Highbury.
- 2 November – The BBC opens the world's first regular high-definition television service.
- 29 July – The London Olympics is televised.
- 5 July - BBC reads the first televised BBC News.
- 28 March – Television transmissions begin from the new Crystal Palace site in south London.
- 22 August – First broadcast of top flight football television show Match Of The Day.
- 2 December – BBC2 becomes the first television channel in Britain to broadcast in colour.
- 15 November – BBC1 starts broadcasting in colour.
- 3 September - First broadcast of the BBC 6'oclock News on BBC 1,
- November 1997 – BBC News Online, a web-based news service, begins to expand and become more popular.
- December 1997 – BBC , BBC's web presence, officially launched.
- 11 February – CBBC channel and Cbeebies begin broadcasting on the major digital television platforms: Free-view (digital terrestrial), digital cable and Sky Digital (digital satellite).
- 21 April – Name changes for BBC News 24 and BBC World. Now BBC News and BBC World News
- 27 July – The 2012 Olympic Games take place.