BBC Moscow Bureau opens
BBC has opened a new Bureau in Moscow.
new, state of the art technology, the bureau is the largest international
broadcast operation in Russia and brings together for the first
time journalists and production staff from each of the BBC's different
bureau, which began operating this week, is the BBC's largest news
operation in the world, outside of the UK.
100 staff from BBC newsgathering, BBC monitoring and the World Service's
Russian, Central Asian and Caucasian services will work in the joint
new bureau has additional broadcasting facilities, with seven radio
studios and a television studio as well as indoor and outdoor live
radio studios will be able to accommodate three guests at a time
and up to four studios can broadcast to the UK simultaneously.
it will make use of cutting edge fibre optic cables, with a permanent
signal to transmit material back to Television Centre in London.
Bishop, BBC Moscow Bureau Editor, said: "I'm delighted the
new BBC Moscow Bureau has now opened.
aim to provide an integrated BBC bureau, to share specialist knowledge
and expertise, and make best use of our resources and technology."
Robson, Head of the BBC Russian Service, said: "The new Moscow
Bureau gives World Service journalists the chance to use sophisticated
modern equipment to satisfy the demand for high quality content
about Russia across a range of outlets in dozens of languages."
Robertson, Managing Editor, BBC Monitoring, said: "Working
alongside the World Service and Newsgathering will really sharpen
our news focus and, in turn, we can provide our colleagues with
a wide-range of information and sources not previously easily accessible."
BBC's digital services are now available on Freeview,
the new free-to-view digital terrestrial television service, as well
as on satellite and cable.
offers the BBC's eight television channels as well as 11 BBC radio