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BBC World News

Broadcast on: DStv, OpenView HD
Active from: 06 Oct 1995
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About

BBC World News (previously known as BBC World) is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel, with the largest audience of any BBC channel.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 400 (formerly 280)
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access

OpenView HD: Channel 112

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. Launched on 11 March 1991 as BBC World Service Television outside Europe, its name was changed to BBC World on 16 January 1995 and to BBC World News on 21 April 2008.

The channel was one of the 17 original channels included in the first ever bouquet of DStv, available when the satcaster debuted on 6 October, 1995 (as BBC World).

It broadcasts television programming including BBC News bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews. It employs more correspondents and reporters and has more international bureaux than any other news channel.

Reflecting the BBC's commitment to global broadcasting, BBC World News delivers impartial, in-depth analysis of international news including sport, weather, business, current affairs and documentaries.

The BBC attracts a weekly global news audience of 283-million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel and bbc.com/news.

The channel was added to the OpenView HD service from Monday 4 September, 2017, starting at midday.


Latest Updated Shows

The Big Debate

Genre: Talk Show, Current Affairs
Channel: eNCA, BBC World News, SABC2, e.tv, eKasi+
Summary: Town hall debate show which travels across South Africa, holding leaders to account and giving a voice to ordinary residents and communities.
Starring: Dan Moyane, Redi Tlhabi, Zeinab Badawi



LATEST ARTICLES

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Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


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New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.

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