BBC World News

BBC News banned in Afghanistan

The BBC’s TV news network has been banned from broadcasting in Afghanistan. The British pubcaster said that the Taliban, which seized control of the country following the US’s military withdrawal earlier this year, has barred it from broadcasting in the three main languages of Afghanistan. While the Taliban has said that it would not take […]

Wealthy European trust international channels more, says survey

Wealthy European consumers trust international TV news channels more than national services to provide impartial news, according to a survey carried out by IPSOS for the inTV channels group. Eighty-three percent of responders in a survey of 28,000 ‘affluent’ Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy, scoring them five or more on a scale of […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

BBC World News expands Intelsat deal

BBC World News has renewed and expanded its deal for use of multiple Intelsat satellites and the IntelsatOne  terrestrial network to distribute standard and HD content across America and Asia. BBC World News will use capacity on Galaxy 13 at 127˚ West to target North America, while it will use Intelsat 19 at 166˚ East […]

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 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 World News unshaken by new Russian legislation

The BBC has said that it will continue to broadcast the BBC World News channel in Russia, despite recent changes to Russian media regulation.  According to a BBC spokesperson, the 24-hour English-language news channel is compliant with both current and future legislative requirements and has both a mass media licence and a universal broadcast licence […]

AMC in US$200m deal for BBC America stake

AMC Networks is buying a 49.9% stake in BBC America for US$200 million (€158 million). The US listed channel operator and the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster confirmed the deal, which had been widely anticipated, yesterday, and it sees AMC’s stable of US cable nets allied with Worldwide’s BBC America. Worldwide will retain a […]

News channels important to 71% of pay TV subscribers

Some 71% of European pay TV subscribers believe it’s important to have a “high quality news channel” in their TV package, according to a new study commissioned by BBC World News.  The research, which polled 1,500 pay TV subscribers from five European countries with access to the BBC World News channel, found that two thirds […]

BBC World News launches on-demand programming

BBC World News is offering a new suite of video on demand (VoD) content to its international distribution partners. The content package includes more than 120 hours of the World News channel’s best-known long-form content strands, including HARDtalk, Click, The Travel Show, One Square Mile and Our World each year. Partners can also choose to […]