BBC News Channel

BBC News (also called BBC News Channel) is the BBC’s 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC’s foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989. Since then, with several relaunches, an increase in funding and resources from the BBC and improvements in digital television technology, the channel has been able to diversify content, with two minute looped bulletins available to view via BBC Red Button, BBC News Online and the BBC’s mobile website, alongside individual weather and sport bulletins.

BBC News 24: 1997-1999

BBC News 24 launched on 9 November 1997 at 17:30, as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels. It became the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989.

BBC News 24: 1999-2003

Graphics and titles for the 1999 relaunch of BBC News 24 were developed by the Lambie-Nairn design agency and were gradually rolled out across the whole of BBC News - including a similar design for regional news, starting with Newsroom South East and...

BBC News 24: 2003-2007

The Lambert Report into BBC News 24's performance in 2002 called upon News 24 to develop a better brand of its own. As a direct result of this, a brand new style across all presentation for the channel launched on 8 December 2003 at 9am. The relaunch...

BBC News 24: 2007-2008

BBC News 24 refeshed its graphics on 22nd January 2007. Instead of the familiar 'tower' graphics (with a boxed logo rising from the bottom of the screen), small now seemed to be the order of the day. The logo was now shorter and right at the bottom of...

BBC News Channel: 2008-2013

In April 2008 BBC News 24 was rebranded as the BBC News Channel as part of a £550,000 rebranding of the BBC's news output. The rebrand included new idents and a new studio/set.

BBC News Channel: 2013-

The BBC News Channel relocated to the newly refurbished Broadcasting House on 18 March 2013. The move also introduced refreshed on-screen graphics for the channel and new presentation.