World brings more depth to news on BBC FOUR
main daily news programme on BBC FOUR is being re-launched on 5
January 2004 with a completely new set and more in-depth reporting
from around the globe.
by Kirsty Lang, The World will report international
news from a global perspective, exploring intriguing stories and
new programme will increase the number of in-depth features on current
global news and will have the flexibility to devote the whole programme
to one major issue.
FOUR Controller, Roly Keating, said: "BBC FOUR News has established
a brilliant editorial track record.
World will build on that success and continue to provide an unashamedly
international perspective to global news."
FOUR News Editor Amanda Farnsworth is moving to be Editor of the
Six O'Clock news after overseeing the launch of The World.
new Editor for The World is currently being recruited.
World will be shown at 8.00pm every weekday on BBC FOUR and simultaneously
on BBC World, which is broadcast to 273 million homes in more than
200 countries and territories worldwide.
half-hour programme draws on the BBC's newsgathering operation -
the largest of any broadcaster in the world.
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, interactive services
from BBCi, as well as 11 national BBC radio networks.