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International Bbc Television Channels

World broadcaster that has lost its global view

If there is one global voice that has a deserved reputation for truth, honesty, fairness, awareness, understanding and balance, it is the BBC and its World Service radio programmes.

Monday, 21 June, 2010, 12:00am

BBC licensed to broadcast

The BBC's commercial arm has been granted a licence to broadcast its 24-hour international news channel in China.

The agreement signed at the end of last year between BBC World and China International TV Corporation allows the distribution of the channel to three to five-star hotels, guest houses and foreign residents' apartments throughout the country.

10 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

BBC aims to tune into wider market in Asia

BBC World plans to expand its Asian network coverage through more local partnerships but does not expect to tackle the China market in the near term.

'It depends how the market evolves and develops - we want to be involved with as many of the platforms and players as possible . . . across the region,' BBC World head of network development for Asia, Nic van Zwanenberg said.

17 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Now to BBC for the late news

A bright new in-house promotion being carried on the BBC World Service radio extols the virtues of its sports coverage.

11 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Maintaining high standards

The likelihood of the BBC World Service abandoning its international news agenda (your leader 'World disservice', July 6) is about as likely as the South China Morning Post scrapping its coverage of Hong Kong.

15 Jul 1996 - 12:00am


IN an editorial yesterday, we wrongly attributed the recent television documentary on Chinese orphanages to the BBC. In fact, the BBC was not involved in the programme which was shown in Britain by Channel 4 television and produced in association with Human Rights Watch/Asia.

12 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Beeb magazine keeps listeners in touch

BBC World Service relies on its monthly BBC Worldwide Magazine to help its radio listeners keep track of schedules, which now differ around the world.

The English radio service used to be a 'one for all' product which resulted in odd schedules in many time zones.

3 May 1995 - 12:00am

Nothing sinister

YOUR reader Tom Chan (South China Morning Post, January 25), sought an explanation for the brief interruption followed by poor reception of BBC World Service relay via Radio Six on January 17.

He wondered if it had anything to do with the programme being broadcast at the time of the interruption, which was about freedom of the press in Hong Kong as 1997 approaches.

30 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

BBC looks for satellite link

THE BBC is believed to be again preparing to beam its television news bulletins into China - and therefore Hong Kong - by satellite.

BBC World Service Television was axed from STAR-TV this year. The station's owner, Rupert Murdoch, who wants to expand satellite TV into China, said he had dropped the BBC because of Chinese objections.

11 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Strikes threaten BBC on Wharf

A JOURNALISTS' strike in Britain is threatening production of BBC World Service Television, which is to be carried by Wharf Cable's new international channel next month.

A deal between the BBC and Wharf Cable was signed in the territory yesterday, with coverage beginning on June 11.

27 May 1994 - 12:00am


JUST one month after disappearing from Hong Kong television, BBC World Service Television will be back, if only for limited viewing times, Wharf Cable said yesterday.

It said the BBC had agreed to be a major player in the Wharf International channel to be launched on May 23.

11 May 1994 - 12:00am

Star TV

STAR TV viewers enduring withdrawal pangs as a result of the BBC being pulled off the airways might be interested to know that help is at hand - but only if you are in the air. Cathay Pacific's Jane Cowe faxed Keeping Posted to say that the airline is showing daily bulletins from BBC World Service Television in-flight.

26 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

World service?

I WOULD like to voice my strong feelings about the appalling decision by STAR TV to end its use of satellite feed from the BBC.

When I started payments to STAR I was under the impression that I would be receiving world television news and programming. The only channel on STAR offering such a service is the BBC World Service.

12 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Wharf to carry movie channel

IN a surprise turnaround, Wharf's Cable TV may soon carry STAR TV's new movie channel, two months after the pair fought a heated legal battle over programming.

The Sunday Morning Post has learned that STAR TV executives are now negotiating with their Cable TV counterparts about the STAR Movies channel, due to be launched on April 17.

10 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Motives clear

LIKE Grahame T. Bilbow (South China Morning Post, April 2), I and many of my friends are angry and dismayed that Rupert Murdoch is dropping BBC World Service television from Star TV.

8 Apr 1994 - 12:00am