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Morstaybishlian Broadcasting Corporation
FormerlyMorstopackia Broadcasting Company
TypeStatutory corporation with a Royal charter
IndustryMass media
FounderVernon Rothgerus
Area served
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Online
RevenueIncrease8.97 billion (2017/18)
Decrease♅42.2 million (2017/18)
Decrease133.8 million (2017/18)
Total assetsDecrease314 billion (2017/18)
OwnerPublic owned
Number of employees

The Morstaybishlian Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is a Morstaybishlian public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Centre Broadcast Studios in Verhana, Sani Bursil, and is one of the world's oldest national broadcasting organisations and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 157,927 staff in total, 121,407 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 189,334 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.

The MBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all Morst households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts and PrimPlayer catch-up. The fee is set by the Morstaybishlian Government, agreed by Parliament, and used to fund the MBC's radio, TV, and online services covering the nations and Overseas Territories of Great Morstaybishlia.

From its inception, through the Depression after the Great War and through the Auroran Imperial War (where its broadcasts helped to unite the nation), to the 21st century, the MBC has played a prominent role in Morstaybishlian culture.