Television

BBC World News launches 'The Hub with Nik Gowing'

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/11/bbc.jpg?itok=syZ9OHq5

MUMBAI: BBC World News has launched The Hub with Nik Gowing, a news programme aimed primarily at audiences in South Asia as part of a new look and schedule that that the channel kicked off on 1 February 2010.

The programme is part of a suite of changes to both weekday and weekend schedules, with the introduction of six tailored news broadcasts.

The half-hour show airs from Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm and serves as a news ‘nerve centre’ for South Asia, providing both the headlines, and detailed analysis of the global news agenda. Gowing's experience as the longest serving presenter on BBC World News, his trademark rigorous interview technique, and his unrivalled political and diplomatic contacts, will give local viewers a unique insight into the top stories of the day. The Hub will take audiences live to the scene of breaking news for the latest developments, and every edition will offer a summary of the key world stories for viewers in South Asia, and the Middle East.

World News Today with Zeinab Badawi, Business Edition with Tanya Beckett, Impact Asia with Mishal Husain and GMT with George Alagiah have all kicked off as part of the refreshed channel output.

The programmes will be supported by new on-air graphic packages and will broadcast from BBC World News’ redesigned studio based in London. And in addition to the news programmes airing on TV, viewers can interact with the presenters via a dedicated facebook page, programme pages on bbc.com/news, on Twitter, via the BBC’s Global Minds community, and other social media platforms.

A new programme aimed at a global audience, to be fronted by Lyse Doucet, is also in development and will join the line-up in February.

Changes to the weekend line-up : BBC World News’ new weekend schedule begins on Friday evenings (Asia evening peak) with a refreshed mixture of topical documentary, current affairs, lifestyle and travel programmes. Introducing the weekend line up from 5 February is Weekend World, a new weekly interactive show, presented by Paddy O’Connell.

Highlights airing in the February weekend schedule include:This World: Gypsy Child Thieves (four part weekly series from 20 February), Alvin Hall’s Guide to Good Business (eight part weekly series from 6 February), Saudi Goes to Market (two part weekly series from 6 February) plus episodes of premier discussion forums The World Debate and Doha Debate. Flagship travel programme fast:track, technology show Click and Talking Movies will also air during the weekend.

For the first time, bite-size four minute editions of these flagship programmes will air during the week to keep viewers regularly entertained and updated on their favourite subjects. Over both the week and weekend schedule, the channel will also ensure the prevalence of news by broadcasting bulletins at the top of each hour.

BBC World News editorial director Richard Porter says, “The channel changes represent the next stage of our editorial development at BBC World News. We’re reacting to our audiences’ have requested from us – they’ve expressed a real desire for news programmes relevant to their regions, bringing the strengths of our presenters to the fore. By realigning our weekday and weekend schedules, we can provide viewers with accessible and wide-ranging content that suits the way they want to watch us."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/star.jpg?itok=K3XoMVlt
Star Bharat experiments with early morning slot

Star Bharat is all set to experiment with weekend morning slot by launching a three-hour programming band from 5 August.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/nat-geo.jpg?itok=d0gKCXTS
National Geographic’s new show to tell success stories of India’s icons

National Geographic will be coming up with a unique show called Mega Icons which will see the success stories of inspiring personalities of India from different platforms.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/logo.jpg?itok=kqtvgsLH
Viacom signs deal with pocket.watch for small screen content

Kids’ entertainment platform pocket.watch has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Viacom. Under their agreement.

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/star-maa.jpg?itok=ILnfHVFv
STAR Maa announces call for entries for a brand new reality show PelliChoopulu

In continuation to give its viewers a unique and entertaining show, Star Maa the most viewed Telugu entertainment channel has announced the call for entry for its upcoming reality show PelliChoopulu.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/zee.jpg?itok=hkFiTrEy
Zee Telugu announces auditions for all new season of its legendary dance reality show, Aata Juniors

Aata Juniors, one of Zee Telugu’s most sought-after reality shows is soon making a comeback to the channel and is looking for the final contestants via auditions.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/20/bahu.jpg?itok=oVI8-9Wk
Sony Max pushes its way to most watched Hindi channel across genres

Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) Hindi movies channel Sony Max was ranked second in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres (across genres list) for week 28 of 2018 (Saturday, 7 July 2018 to Friday, 13 July 2018, week or period under review...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/19/manish_0.jpg?itok=cAX2IDtI
Dangal TV prepares to scale up ambition with new play

When it comes to general entertainment channels (GECs), hitting the sweet spot isn’t all that easy.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/19/fox.jpg?itok=qeI4K472
Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets, cedes prize to Disney

The fierce bidding war between Comcast and Disney has finally ended with the former dropping out of the race to gobble up the prized 21st Century Fox assets. Comcast will now shift its focus towards sealing the Sky deal.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/19/manish.jpg?itok=C8nj-8lv
ZEEL elevates Manish Aggarwal as business head of Zee5 India

In a recent development, Manish Aggarwal has been elevated as business head of Zee5 India, the OTT platform of Zee Entertainment Enterprise (ZEEL).

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories