BBC Channel Islands

BBC Channel Islands is the dedicated opt-out service for the Channel Islands.

Local news for the Islands had existed since the 1990s when a short bulletin aired following the BBC Nine O’Clock News. Since 16 October 2000, two evening bulletins have been broadcast at 6:30pm and following the BBC News at Ten – until April 2008, these bulletin had been known as Spotlight Channel Islands. Originally broadcast from a studio at the Fremont Point transmitter, the news service is now entirely based at the studios of BBC Radio Jersey in St Helier.

BBC Channel Islands: 2000-2002

BBC Spotlight introduced opts for the Channel Islands in 2000, from a small broom cupboard in St Helier.

BBC Channel Islands: 2002-2005

BBC Spotlight Channel Islands updated its graphics, along with most other English regions, on 16 September 2002 - and once again updated the endboard to its titles in March 2004.

BBC Channel Islands: 2005-2006

BBC Spotlight Channel Islands updated its titles and graphics on 8 August 2005, and also moved into a studio for the first time on 22 August 2005.

BBC Channel Islands: 2006-2008

BBC Spotlight Channel Islands adopted the lighthouse icon on its titles at the same time as the main BBC Spotlight programme, on 2 May 2006.

BBC Channel Islands: 2008-2013

BBC Spotlight Channel Islands was rebranded 'BBC Channel Islands' on 21 April 2008, coinciding with the relaunch of BBC News.

BBC Channel Islands: 2013-

Coverage of the new look BBC Channel Islands news online.