BBC World News is an international pay television channel that is operated by the BBC. The BBC is a public corporation of the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It has the largest audience of any channel, with an estimated 121 million viewers weekly in 2016/2017, part of the estimated 372 million weekly audience of the BBC’s four main international news services. Launched on 11 March 1991 as the BBC World Service Television outside Europe, its name was changed to BBC World on 16 January 1995 and to BBC World News on 21 April
2008. It broadcasts news bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interview shows. Unlike the BBC’s domestic channels, BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd., part of the BBC’s commercial group of companies, and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues, and not by the United Kingdom television licence. It is not owned by BBC Studios. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to CNN International, DW, NHK World, and RT.
BBC World News relocated to Broadcasting House from its previous home at Television Centre on 14 January 2013. This was part of the move of BBC News and other audio and vision departments of the BBC into one building in Central London. Broadcasting House was refurbished at a cost of £1 billion. A new newsroom and several state-of-the-art studios were built.
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