The chairman of the BBC Trust has said additional funding will be made available to BBC World News as the 24-hour news channel is brought closer to BBC World Service radio.
BBC World News has launched an HD feed for the Asia-Pacific region as the venture prepares to bring together its TV and digital news operations together in a new multimedia newsroom.
BBC World News has passed the 300 million distribution mark for the first time, adding a further 40 million households over the past 12 months.
BBC World News has signed an extension to its contract with the French IPTV operator SFR. The news and information channel is now available right across SFR’s satellite, DSL and fibre offers.
Intelsat has announced that BBC World News has signed a renewal and expansion contract for satellite and teleport services to distribute its programming to its audiences throughout Asia-Pacific and the Americas regions.
From July 1, BBC World News will return to the basic analogue tier on UPC’s Amsterdam cablenet. The news channel will take the place of the Franco-German cultural channel Arte.
Boxer, the digital terrestrial pay-TV platform for Sweden, will launch its sixth multiplex today (December 1), adding the new channels Showtime, Star, TV 7, BBC World News and Disney XD.