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BBC News: “Heading for 1 bulletin a day as social takes over”

Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s head of news, has said the number of traditional TV bulletins will likely be cut over the next few years as more people consume news online. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Unsworth said she thought there might only be one bulletin a day. Asked whether the News at Ten […]

August 20, 2020

BBC reaches all time record global audience

The BBC’s global reach increased by 11 per cent year on year in 2020 to 468.2 million people a week – the highest number ever. BBC News accounts for 438.4 million of the total with an annual increase of 13 per cent. Digital platforms are key to the success, with an increase of 53 per […]

July 23, 2020

BBC News in Africa increases reach to 132m people a week

The BBC’s global reach increased by 11% year on year in 2020 to 468.2m people a week – the highest number ever. BBC News in Africa has had an impressive year and now reaches 132 million people a week across 12 language services and 30 TV programmes. Investment from the UK government’s ‘World 2020’ initiative […]

July 23, 2020

BBC News updates on modernisation plans

BBC News has set out an update on the plans it announced earlier this year to respond to changing audience needs. The update addresses the BBC’s worsening financial position and draws on the experiences of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. In January BBC News announced a series of modernisation proposals. Since then, faced with the […]

July 16, 2020