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BBC News savings and digital reinvestment plans

BBC News has set out savings and reinvestment plans to boost its digital journalism; increase its streaming offer on iPlayer and the BBC News app; and bring more in-depth reporting to its online audiences. A new BBC News Investigations unit will be created, and areas such as BBC Verify will be boosted, with new reporting […]

November 30, 2023

Ponniah named BBC News’ Head of Digital News US

Kevin Ponniah has been appointed BBC News’ Head of Digital News for North America. He will be responsible for all US and Canada digital news reporting across BBC platforms, leading on developing BBC News’ offering on and working closely with BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial arm, on growing audiences, impact and revenue. The role […]

November 27, 2023

BBC News launches AI focus

This week BBC News is taking a closer look at Artificial Intelligence (AI) – exploring how AI is already affecting our lives, and looking at the ways it could impact all our futures. Every day this week BBC News will launch new thought-provoking and informative journalism to help audiences understand what AI is, what it […]

July 17, 2023

BBC News refreshes in Africa

BBC World Service has announced a series of new programming changes designed to bring BBC journalism and analysis closer to its audiences in Africa. The changes include: BBC Africa’s flagship shows, Dira ya Dunia and Focus on Africa TV, are returning with a new look and will be presented from Africa. The launch of Focus […]

June 5, 2023

BBC unveils presenters for news channel

Matthew Amroliwala, Christian Fraser, Yalda Hakim, Lucy Hockings and Maryam Moshiri will be chief presenters on the BBC’s news channel – BBC News – which will be broadcast in the UK and around the world. Deborah Turness, CEO of BBC News, commented: “I’m thrilled to announce the faces of our channel. This team’s editorial leadership, […]

February 2, 2023

BBC World Service outlines move to digital-first service

The BBC World Service has outlined plans to accelerate its digital offering and increase impact with audiences around the globe. The broadcaster says this supports its strategy, announced earlier this year, to “create a modern, digital-led and streamlined organisation that drives the most value from the licence fee and delivers more for audiences”. Changing audience […]

September 29, 2022

New appointments for BBC Executive Committee

The BBC has confirmed two new appointments to the Executive Committee. Alan Dickson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Alan joined the BBC in 1995 and has most recently been the Chief Financial and Operations Officer for BBC News. He will take up his new role later this year. Dickson says: “Starting off in BBC […]

September 28, 2022

Ofcom explains BBC News changes role

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published a summary of its role in relation to the BBC’s proposed changes to its news services. In April 2023, the BBC intends to bring BBC News in the UK and World News together, into a single TV channel called BBC News. Under the Charter, the BBC is required to […]

August 26, 2022By Colin Mann

New BBC News TV channel to launch in 2023

BBC News has revealed details of its new TV news channel which will launch next year, replacing its two existing separate news channels for UK and global audiences. The channel, which will simply be called BBC News, will tentatively launch in April 2023. This forms part of the plan the broadcaster announced earlier this year […]

July 15, 2022

BBC News Ukraine marks 30th anniversary

As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to hold the global centre stage, the BBC is marking 30 years of serving its Ukrainian-speaking audience. On June 1st 1992, the BBC started short- and medium-wave radio broadcasts for then newly independent Ukraine.  Today, BBC News Ukraine – BBC News Україна – is serving its audience via the […]

July 1, 2022