BBC News/World News

Presumably they will continue to host the News at 6 and 10, NewsNight, Weekend BBC One bulletins, bulletins for the BBC News Channel, London TV News and Radio, filing reports, producing, etc.

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There weren’t enough anchors for the three bulletins anyway - a lot of the time you’d see reporters or presenters from the news channel filling in, especially at 1. With the changes, the current pool can probably work across the 6 and 10 without the need to bring in those other faces.



The first regional opt-out:

Salford shifts into Sportsday with a flick in the control room:

And the closing:


BBC News channel online and free

for the first time in Australia

BBC Studios has today announced the imminent launch of the BBC News channel livestream in Australia, available digitally on and the BBC app. This winter, audiences across Australia will be able to catch up on the latest live headlines at any time and wherever they are through the BBC’s digital platforms. The option to ‘watch live’ will appear directly on the BBC homepage.

The livestream is the newest addition to the BBC’s digital transformation, following the launch of the new site and BBC app globally. Launched in March, the new website and app together create one, cohesive digital experience changing the way audiences read, watch, and find the BBC’s renowned journalism and storytelling across Travel, Culture, Innovation, Earth, News, and more. This full 24hr livestream has been made technically possible by the new and BBC App in Australia.

Fiona Lang, General Manager, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand, says: “The BBC News livestream on and the BBC app showcases the potential of our new digital products and is an important step forward for our evolving business in Australia. BBC News is the number 1 international online news brand accessed daily in Australia and so it’s exciting to be able to offer unrestricted access to the BBC News channel via our own platforms in the coming months, expanding its reach, the viewer experience, and the advertising offer yet further.”

Australians will be able to access the BBC News channel livestream in an important year for global elections, including in the US for which the BBC will be offering enhanced coverage.

BBC News provides accurate, impartial and independent journalism to over 400m people globally each week and is the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster. In Australia the BBC News channel has been broadcasting for over 20 years. It is currently available via Foxtel, Flash and Fetch.


Awesome! Hopefully you can rewind on it.
Is it working for others in the app yet?

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Brilliant. Always wondered if there was another way without Foxtel.

Also assume it will be HD which will be an improvement.

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Wonder if it could be another channel to leave Foxtel.

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this is great news!

time to cancel FlashNews

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My suspicion is that Foxtel has offered them a stingy carriage fee and BBC Worldwide has laughed at them.


It’s on Fetch

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pretty much.
foxtel will want BBC programmes and brand for Binge. Great IP. But they don.t want the linear channels anymore - which are being watched less and less and less.


seems like the BBC design team woke up for the election - best effort from them I have seen in months


Pretty bland tbh. Instead of circles it’s just diamonds and triangles… lol

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Just stumbled across this on their YouTube channel. Watch the end you can see a time bug fade out


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