BBC World News

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BBC World News
BBC World News 2019.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaWorldwide (except UK)
NetworkBBC News
SloganLive the story
HeadquartersBroadcasting House
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 for the SDTV feeds. The Latin American subfeed is downscaled to letterboxed 4:3 480i)
OwnerBBC Global News Ltd.
Sister channelsSee list
Launched16 January 1995; 26 years ago (1995-01-16)
ReplacedBBC World Service Television[(1991–1995)
Former namesBBC World (1995–2008)
WebsiteBBC World News
Boxer TV Access (Sweden)Channel 27
Digital terrestrial television (Andorra)Channel 20
ERT Digital (Greece)Channel 48
Channel 56 (HD)
Digital terrestrial television (Mauritius)Channel 2
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 703
Channel 43
Dstv (Sub-Saharan Africa)Channel 400

BBC World News is an international news channel. Unlike other BBC channels, it is not available in the UK and is not funded by a licence fee. Instead it has advertisements. BBC world news employs more correspondents and reporters than any other news channel.[5] The channel was launched in 1991.

References[change | change source]

  1. "About BBC World News TV". BBC News. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  2. "BBC World News achieves major distribution milestone, reaching more than 330m households worldwide". BBC Media Centre. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  3. Sweney, Mark (17 November 2008). "BBC World News unveils global promos". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  4. Tungate, Mark (2005-06-03). Media Monoliths: How Great Media Brands Thrive and Survive. Kogan Page Publishers. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-7494-4595-9.
  5. "The World's Newsroom: An introduction". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-07-21.