Fresh from announcing important new distribution deals in the US and Burma, the BBC’s international television news channel, BBC World News, is unveiling a dramatic new look when it re-launches from new studios in central London.
The channel will feature a fresh line-up of programmes and presenters, and will be investing heavily in additional newsgathering capacity around the world. From Monday, January 14, the channel started broadcasting from new state of the art High Definition studios in the BBC’s new London headquarters.
BBC World News journalists will provide output across digital, radio and television, and in 27 different languages, reaching an audience of 239 million people around the world each week.
From January 14, BBC World News’ core weekday programming will include; Newsday (00:00, 01:00, 23:00 GMT), HARDtalk with Stephen Sackur (04:30, 09:30, 14:30, 21:30 GMT), GMT with George Alagiah (12:00 GMT), Impact with Mishal Husain (13:00 GMT), Global with Jon Sopel(15:00 GMT), BBC Focus on Africa (17:30 GMT), World News Today with Zeinab Badawi (19:00 GMT), Business Edition with Tanya Beckett (21:00 GMT) and BBC World News America (22:00 GMT).
Richard Porter, Controller of English for BBC Global News said: ‘BBC World News is kicking off the new year with an entirely new look. From virtual reality capability to full HD production, new presenters and a programming line-up that goes from strength to strength, BBC World News audiences will have access to not only the best, most dynamic journalism in the world, but also the latest technology to enhance storytelling and bring viewers inside the stories that shape our world.’
Jim Egan, COO of BBC Global News Ltd., said: ‘We aspire to be recognised as the world’s best international news provider and will be making a series of investments this year to support that ambition.’