BBC Getting Closer To Launching 24-Hour News Channel In America?

By Brian 

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“The lunach of a 24-hour BBC News channel could be getting closer as the corporation extended its BBC World News service to offer hours of early morning news,” Brand Republic reports. “BBC World has secured a three-hour block on BBC America, replacing half-hour bulletins. It marks the first time BBC World News has broadcast for three hours straight in the US.

More: “Jeff Hazell, BBC World’s director of distribution and business development, hinted at a move to launching a 24-hour BBC World News channel in the US.”

“The US is a major focus for us and this new agreement with BBC America demonstrates BBC World News’ commitment to bringing unbiased, trustworthy news to audiences in US. We also hope this new programming block will help us further increase the US audiences demand for the BBC World News channel 24/7,” he said…