BBC World News freshens schedule for studio move

January 8, 2013 11.24 Europe/London By Julian Clover

BBC World News has released details of the schedule changes that will come into effect next week when its new central London studios go live.

As of 12:00 GMT on Monday January 14th, BBC World News will be presented from new high definition studios within the redeveloped Broadcasting House.

BBC World News is the first of the BBC’s television news services to be presented from the building. The remaining domestic and international news services are expected to move over the next few months.

Joining BBC World News is Yalda Hakim, one of Australia’s brightest international journalists, who has joined the channel as a current affairs correspondent and presenter for a new weekly current affairs programme. BBC World News has also announced that long time BBC News presenter and reporter Jon Sopel is joining the channel to present Global with Jon Sopel, a new weekday international news programme.

Jim Egan, COO of BBC Global News Ltd said: “This re-launch marks the biggest change for BBC World News in at least a decade and is part of a sustained commitment by the BBC to build on our long history of delivering high quality international news by enhancing our TV and digital offers to viewers, advertisers and distribution partners. We aspire to be recognised as the world’s best international news provider and will be making a series of investments this year to support that ambition.”

The new studios will allow BBC World News to run full HD production.