BBC plans new technology and studio capacity for merging news channels

The Company said it intended to preview existing radio programs for the new channel

Posted: July 15, 2022

As part of its plan to merge its existing UK and international news channels into one, the BBC has announced plans to invest in new technology and studio capacity.

The investment will be used to view popular radio programs, a trend that is becoming increasingly popular with news channels.

BBC News will broadcast globally and feature new flagship programs built around top journalists and programs commissioned for multiple platforms, the BBC said.

A new live and breaking news team will provide universally available coverage of the latest global news and, where appropriate, a national feed only for UK-specific news events, the broadcaster added.

The channel will broadcast from London during the day in the UK, then from Singapore and Washington DC.

The channel, which will be called BBC News, is due to launch in April 2023.

BBC News digital director Naja Nielsen said: “Our aim is to create the world’s best live, breaking news video service – on our web pages, apps, on BBC iPlayer and on our new TV news channel.

“As the world’s most trusted source of news, with deep and wide-ranging expertise, the BBC is uniquely placed to offer the public the best analysis and explanation as these stories unfold. So we are investing in new capacities to cover breaking news, and our news channel and digital teams will work hand in hand to bring the best journalism to audiences, both at home and abroad.