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Will BBC World News become available in UK?

With the BBC taking control of most UKTV channels. (June 2019)

ST
stuartfanning
Now that the split up of UKTV has happened, the BBC fully owns a number of commercial entertainment channels. So could this mean, in due course, that BBC World News will become officially available on UK platforms?

https://www.tvwise.co.uk/2019/06/discovery-multi-channel-broadcaster-splits/
Last edited by stuartfanning on 12 June 2019 11:30am
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LH
lhx1985 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Not unless they rename it UK World News.
BBC sensitivities to BBC-branded channels showing adverts was one of the reasons the originally planned BBC Arena and BBC Horizon became prefixed with the UK (later UKTV) moniker.
Last edited by lhx1985 on 12 June 2019 12:45pm
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Not unless they rename it UK World News.
BBC sinsitivities to BBC-branded channels showing adverts was one of the reasons the originally planned BBC Arena and BBC Horizon became prefixed with the UK (later UKTV) moniker.

But how long ago was that?
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
22 years! 1997.
AL
AaronLancs Granada North West Today
Also bear in mind that several BBC World News programmes appear on the UK BBC News (channel) so in my view there is no real need to have two BBC News (service) stations.
AARON
A random bunch of thoughts molded into person
ST
stuartfanning
Also bear in mind that several BBC World News programmes appear on the UK BBC News (channel) so in my view there is no real need to have two BBC News (service) stations.

Some yes but there is a lot of original programming and newscasts on BBC World News. Plus when a big domestic event happens in the UK, other news gets forgotten on the BBC News Channel. How nice would it then be to have BBC World News and its balance?
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LH
lhx1985 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Not unless they rename it UK World News.
BBC sinsitivities to BBC-branded channels showing adverts was one of the reasons the originally planned BBC Arena and BBC Horizon became prefixed with the UK (later UKTV) moniker.

But how long ago was that?


The BBC won't allow advertising to creep in on any BBC-branded UK-aimed channel. It's seen as a threat to the 'unique way the BBC is paid for'.

If people get used to seeing ads on BBCWN in Birmingham, then the fear is they'll be less supportive of the LF and more receptive to the idea of ads on BBC One.
SP
Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think the more likely scenario is World News and the News Channel eventually being rolled into one as a cost-saving measure (obviously without the ads on the domestic feed), especially if the BBC is forced to do a U-turn on ditching the free over 75s' licence fee.
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
I think the more likely scenario is World News and the News Channel eventually being rolled into one as a cost-saving measure (obviously without the ads on the domestic feed), especially if the BBC is forced to do a U-turn on ditching the free over 75s' licence fee.

If that is scrapped it should be period dramas, Wimbledon and antiques programmes that go as that is what the over 75s watch. If the BBC wants to continue to be viable it actually needs to cater towards those who are meant to be paying the licence fee.
AL
ALV World News
Well, it's technically available in the UK... If your home has a satellite dish, you can point it to Hotbird 13B (13.0°E) or Astra 4A (4.8°E) and tune it to their respective frequency to receive the European feed of the channel. (Go to lyngsat.com for frequency details)... I'm not sure if the core feed is available on satellite or it's only available to the BBC privately.
UK
UKNewsHound World News
ALV posted:
I'm not sure if the core feed is available on satellite or it's only available to the BBC privately.


What actually is the ‘core feed’?
Given that the gallery doesn’t play out their ads or break fillers? My understanding was that Red Bee play out each of the feeds for different regions, adding the weather, ads and trailers with regional specific timings.
NG
noggin Founding member
ALV posted:
I'm not sure if the core feed is available on satellite or it's only available to the BBC privately.


What actually is the ‘core feed’?
Given that the gallery doesn’t play out their ads or break fillers? My understanding was that Red Bee play out each of the feeds for different regions, adding the weather, ads and trailers with regional specific timings.


Yes - I'm not aware that a 'core' feed free of advertising is created by Red Bee, who handle the channel Playout, as I don't believe that feed serves a purpose (so would be a waste of money to create?) (I'm not saying it doesn't exist, just that I'm not aware of it)

During News Channel/World News simulcast production (Outside Source, Beyond 100 Days etc.) when the originating gallery is on-air continuously on the BBC News Channel, then the originating gallery is usually responsible for sustaining the News Channel when Red Bee have left for commercial breaks etc. However this doesn't happen for programmes that are only being carried on BBC World News and don't have a need to sustain on the News Channel.

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