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BBC calls on Iran to end harassment of Persian staff

The BBC has marked International Human Rights Day (December 10th) by calling upon Iran to end the escalating cross-border harassment and threats towards BBC News Persian journalists and staff.  The call to end the harassment of BBC News Persian journalists comes as the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to journalists at risk, Maria Ressa and […]

December 10, 2021

BBC: International audience doubled in 10 years

The BBC has achieved the highest ever global audience, according to the Global Audience Measure (GAM), which records the total weekly number of adults accessing the BBC around the world. In 2020/21, the BBC achieved record figures with an average audience of 489 million adults every week, an increase of over twenty million from the […]

November 24, 2021

New look for iPlayer on TV

Viewers will begin to see a significant change to the way iPlayer, the BBC’s catch-up and live TV platform, looks on TV. The navigation menu will move to the left hand side of the screen – making it easier to browse different categories such as comedy, drama or sport. The change also gives much more […]

November 18, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC News roles for Brammar, Danahar

BBC News has announced that Jess Brammar has been appointed as executive news editor at News channels, and Paul Danahar has been appointed as executive news editor, World story team. Brammar is an award-winning editor with wide-ranging experience in broadcasting. She has previously worked at the BBC, most recently as the acting editor of Newsnight, […]

September 16, 2021

BBC updates news app

The BBC is updating its BBC News app, and has shared on update on its progress so far. In a blog post, Jo Mitchell, BBC Executive Product Manager, News and Weather Apps, wrote:” The app is still very much in development, but we’ve been rolling out some changes to a small group of people who […]

August 19, 2021

Report: Trust in TV news grows

Reuters has launched its Digital News Report 2021 – a comprehensive annual report on news consumption worldwide. This year’s report covers 46 markets, including six new ones: India, Indonesia, Thailand, Nigeria, Colombia and Peru. The report provides evidence that some news organisations have benefitted from a desire for reliable information over the last year – […]

June 23, 2021

Landor heads BBC News International Services

Liliane Landor has been appointed as Senior Controller of BBC News International Services, responsible for the corporation’s global news strategy. In this role she will be the Director of the BBC World Service and oversee BBC Monitoring and BBC Media Action. While Landor joins the BBC from Channel 4 News – where she has been […]

May 28, 2021

GB News to launch June 13th

GB News, the news channel which includes Discovery among its backers, has confirmed it is to launch on June 13th. A tweet from the service says: ‘GB News will launch on Sunday 13th June at 8pm with a special programme “Welcome to GB News”’. The channel, positioned as an alternative to BBC News and Sky […]

May 26, 2021By Colin Mann

90% of UK adults used BBC services in last 12 months

More than 90 per cent of UK adults used BBC services each week, across the last 12 months – with a monthly figure of 97 per cent. There was also record use of online services, with 33 million UK adults visiting BBC Online on average per week. The figures were released in the BBC’s annual […]

March 31, 2021

Restructure of BBC News Board

Director of BBC News Fran Unsworth has announced a restructure of the BBC News Board to deliver more value for audiences and better reflect the way BBC News will work in future. These changes are part of an ongoing restructure. Five posts will be closed, and there will be three new roles: Jonathan Munro will […]

February 11, 2021