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Please Clarify...

The firm began in 1922 when the BBC made its first radio broadcast

The above was also mentioned in an earlier report about Arqiva, and as far as I am concerned is simply not true. The BBC built, owned, and operated its own transmitters from its inception until selling the network off in the late 1990s.

Arqiva's existence can be traced back to the 1950s when independent television started, when it was part of the Independent Television Authority since when it has mutated into its present form.

Can you please explain how you can claim the firm began in 1922?

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