BBC World News is the BBC’s international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world. Launched on 11 March 1991 as the BBC World Service Television outside of Europe (the name was changed to BBC World in 1995 and to BBC World News in 2008), it broadcasts for 24-hours with television programming including BBC News bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews. Its main global competitor is CNN International, though it also competes with other major news broadcasting companies. It employs more correspondents, reporters, and international bureaus than any other news channel.
BBC World Service Television (WSTV) was the name given to the BBC's international television service. It launched on March 11th 1991.
BBC World Service Television was renamed "BBC World" in 1995.
BBC World underwent a refresh in October 1997 to incorporate the new BBC branding.
BBC World was brought in line with the rest of BBC News presentation in 2000 when it adopted the corporate Lambie Nairn branding, which was being gradually rolled out across news output from the Corporation.
A new look for BBC World was unveiled on 8 December 2003.
A refresh of BBC World's graphics occured on 22 January 2007.
A new look and a new name, BBC World became BBC World News on 21 April 2008.
BBC World News relocated to Broadcasting House from its current home at BBC Television Centre on January 14th 2013.
Asia Business Report is a business news programme produced by the BBC and is shown on BBC World News during the Asian morning hours.
Dateline London is a weekly news discussion programme shown on BBC News and BBC World News.
Global is a programme on BBC World News, hosted by Matthew Amroliwala. It launched on Monday, 14th January 2013 and was originally presented by Jon Sopel.
GMT is a news programme on BBC World News that first premiered on 1 February 2010.
Hardtalk (styled as HARDtalk) is a BBC television and radio programme, consisting of in-depth 25-minute one-on-one interviews.
Impact (formerly Impact Asia) is a news programme that premiered on BBC World News on 1 February 2010 as part of a network-wide refresh.
Newsday is a news programme on BBC World News that was first broadcast on 13 June 2011.
World Business Report is a television business news programme produced by BBC News and shown on BBC World News and the BBC News channel on weekdays.
World News Today is a current affairs news programme produced by BBC News.