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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.


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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


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