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BBC global audience reaches 265 million

The BBC’s global audience for its international news services now stands at 265 million people per week, up nine million on last year, according to BBC figures. The corporation’s global audience estimate is based on reach of the BBC World News channel, its international news website, World Service radio output and its international development charity […]

News channels stake rival claims to top spot

Leading international news channels have each placed their individual spin on the results of the latest IPSOS European Media and Marketing Survey (EMS), a key annual fixture in the battle to attract advertisers to the channels. Sky News said the results showed it was the most-watched news channel each day by up-market Europeans and that […]

BBC must go ‘mobile-first’ to widen reach

BBC executive board member Howard Stringer has called on the corporation to make content first for mobile and to appeal to social audiences, in order to hit its internal target of doubling its global reach by 2022. In a report titled ‘2022: Towards 500 Million,’ Stringer, who was formerly chairman and CEO of Sony, said […]

Lattelecom boosts news channel line-up

Latvian telco Lattelecom has added four news and information channels to its programming line-up.  The telco has added BBC World, CNN International and Russia’s TV Dozhd to its line-up of news channels, and has also started to carry infotainment channel RTVi International. The latest additions follow the addition of Ukrainian channel Inter+ in November is […]