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BBC World News launches in High Definition across Middle East on Arabsat

Thursday, August 01, 2013   (0 Comments)
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London, 1st August, 2013. On 5th August, BBC World News will be offered as a High Definition (HD) feed across the Middle East when it launches its international HD channel on Arabsat. Arabsat will be the BBC’s first distribution partner in the Middle East to offer the award winning news channel in HD.

This deal will give Middle Eastern audiences the opportunity to watch in HD the BBC’s on-going coverage of key global issues, as well as some of its best international news, documentaries, entertainment and arts programming.

In January, BBC World News’ unveiled its new look, following a re-launch from the heart of the BBC Newsroom at Broadcasting House in central London. A refreshed schedule includes a new daily programme, Global, presented by long-time BBC News presenter and reporter Jon Sopel. In addition to the reporting of journalists such as chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and HARDtalk presenter Stephen Sackur, other recent appointments include Yalda Hakim, one of Australia’s brightest international journalists whose recent Our World programmes on have focussed on Iraq, Bangladesh and Yemen.

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