BBC Global News


BBC news grows global reach

BBC content now reaches a weekly global audience of 372 million, according to the UK public broadcaster, representing a 7% increase year-on-year. The Global Audience Measurement statistic, which shows how many individuals the BBC reached weekly with its news and entertainment content in the year 2016/17, indicated that the BBC’s weekly global news audience has […]

BBC ‘has overtaken’ CNN in ComScore rankings

The BBC has overtaken CNN in ComScore’s digital rankings, reaching an audience of 75.6 million visitors a month compared with CNN’s 72.1 million, according to the UK broadcaster. BBC visitors spend over three minutes per visits and generating close to 1.8 billion page views. The BBC’s international TV offering, BBC World News now reaches 433 […]

BBC claims 308 million global audience

The BBC has a combined weekly global audience of 308 million people across its news and entertainment services, according to figures published by the corporation.  The combined figure includes radio, TV and online audiences – including, for the first time Facebook and YouTube reach – with growth recorded across all platforms. The BBC said that […]

BBC World News trials product placement

BBC World News has started trialling product placement on some of its feature programmes on its international news channel. Announcing the move, Chris Davies, sales and marketing director, BBC Global News, said that the move will bring BBC World News “in line with the BBC’s other commercial channels” that it runs outside of the UK, […]

BBC Global News to launch in HD on Astra

BBC Global News has signed a deal with satellite operator SES to make its news channel available in HD across Europe from the 19.2° East position.  The channel, an HD version of BBC World News in English, will be broadcast from toda on a multiplex operated and uplinked by SES from its HQ in Betzdord, […]

BBC signs international news partnership with Twitter

BBC Global News has agreed a new partnership with Twitter to post and promote videos on the social network.  The BBC said the agreement was the first Twitter Amplify promotion platform deal with a global news broadcaster. BBC Global News will provide social-themed in-Tweet video clips that it says will “complement its global newsgathering operation.” […]

BBC global news reaches quarter of a billion people

The BBC’s global news services now reach 256m people each week – their biggest ever audience – according to new stats released by the corporation.  The 2012/13 year figures, which measure the combined reach of the BBC’s international radio, TV and digital services – BBC World Service, BBC World News and the BBC’s global news […]

BBC Global News sees audience rise

The BBC’s international news service, encompassing BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC.com has seen its weekly audience estimate rise by 14 million to 329 million in 2012, up 6% from last year. The BBC growth has been driven primarily by the performance of our BBC Arabic and BBC Persian services. BBC Persian TV […]