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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

Survey: BBC most trusted news outlet among teens

A survey for BBC Bitesize suggests that the BBC is the most trusted news source for young people among traditional broadcast and print media, as well as digital media channels including Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. It comes as BBC Bitesize launches the ‘Other Side Of The Story’ campaign to help 11-16 year olds navigate fake […]

June 20, 2022

BBC News unveils revamped London studio

The BBC has unveiled its newly revamped studio which it says “will put audiences first with new features and cutting edge technology to provide more modern ways of story-telling and improve the experience of viewers at home”. The redevelopment of Studio B will house the BBC’s flagship news programmes, the News at Six and Ten, […]

June 14, 2022

‘Digital-first’ BBC plan

The BBC has set out the blueprint to build a digital-first public service media organisation, which includes plans to stop broadcasting smaller linear channels, such as CBBC and BBC Four and Radio 4 Extra, within the next few years. In a speech to Corporation staff, Director-General Tim Davie said the BBC must reform to stay […]

May 26, 2022

Mason named BBC News Political Editor

The BBC is has announced the appointment of Chris Mason as its new Political Editor. Mason has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. During that time he’s reported on everything from Brexit to the Coronavirus pandemic, taking in three General Elections along the […]

April 13, 2022