BBC World News: 24 hour news TV channel

Celebrating 25 years of international TV broadcasting

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Media captionBBC World News 25th anniversary

The award-winning 24-hour TV channel, BBC World News, is celebrating its 25th birthday this month and will mark its silver anniversary with a special on-screen look.

The English language channel originally launched with a half hour news bulletin as World Service Television (WSTV) on Monday 11 March 1991.

Eight months later, WSTV became a 24-hour news operation and launched in Asia, the start of its rapid growth which would eventually see it become available in more than 200 countries and territories.

In 1995 it re-launched as BBC World before changing its name to BBC World News in 2008 and moving to a new 24-hour multi-platform building dubbed 'the world's news room' in 2013.

"The world has changed dramatically for all of us in the past 25 years and so has the way we get news from the field to our viewers," said BBC Global News Ltd CEO Jim Egan.

"We're proud that, in a world of great uncertainty and in a news industry which is every bit as volatile, BBC World News continues to grow and is the most trusted source of global television news available anywhere."

My most memorable moment

From 9-11 to the death of Nelson Mandela, BBC World News presenters recall their most vivid memory of working on the channel.

Geeta Guru-Murthy

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Jon Sopel

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Media captionNorth America Editor Jon Sopel

Karin Giannone

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Laura Trevelyan

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Media captionBBC World News presenter Laura Trevelyan

Rajan Datar

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Media captionThe Travel Show presenter Rajan Datar

Ros Atkins

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Media captionBBC World News presenter Ros Atkins

Lucy Hockings

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Media captionBBC World News presenter Lucy Hockings

Yogita Limaye

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Media captionBBC World News presenter Yogita Limaye

Katty Kay

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Media captionBBC World News America anchor Katty Kay

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