World Service

BBC World Service director to step down

The director of the BBC’s World Service Group, Peter Horrocks, is due to step down in 2015 after 33 years at the BBC, where he started as a news trainee. Horrocks has been director of the World Service since 2009, overseeing BBC World News TV, the BBC’s international news site, multimedia services in 28 languages […]

BBC to launch 30-day iPlayer, download to own, personalised channels

The BBC is to launch an enhanced iPlayer catch-up service including a 30-day viewing window and personalised on-demand features across multiple screens and a download-to-own store allowing viewers to purchase BBC programmes, according to director general Tony Hall. Unveiling his plans for the BBC’s digital future at the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Hall said […]