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By Roger Mosey
Head of Television News

Sir David Frost and PM Tony Blair
Breakfast With Frost often sets the news agenda with its interviews
Television News is responsible for more than 18,000 hours of programming every year, broadcast from state of the art studios at Television Centre in west London. That equates to an average of almost 50 hours of output every day.

Programmes made by Television News include the BBC One bulletins, Breakfast and Breakfast with Frost, Newsnight on BBC Two, 60 seconds on BBC Three and the news output on BBC Four.

The department is also responsible for the two BBC continuous news channels, BBC News 24 and BBC World.

Key programmes

The Ten O'Clock News is the flagship television news programme on BBC One and is presented by Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce. It is a showcase for the best BBC journalism of the day.

The UK's most popular news programme is the Six O'Clock News on BBC One. Presented by George Alagiah and Sophie Raworth it provides a comprehensive digest of the day's news in an accessible and friendly manner.

Newsnight won the Royal Television Society's News Programme of the Year award for 2003. It is broadcast at 22:30 every weekday evening, after the Ten O'Clock News.

The programme is a considered look at the day's events and the big issues on the news agenda presented by Jeremy Paxman, Kirsty Wark and Gavin Esler. Newsnight's role is to be thought-provoking and informative, analysing complex issues in-depth with high quality and hard hitting films.

The studio of BBC News 24
BBC News 24 mixes headlines with live coverage of breaking news
BBC News 24 is the UK continuous news channel broadcasting all day, every day, on cable, satellite and Freeview.

It includes an update of the main stories every hour, on the hour and the main news headlines every 15 minutes.

It is the place to go for breaking news and live coverage of the world's most important events. Along with the day's main news, BBC News 24 also provides the latest business, sport and weather updates.

BBC World is the BBC's international news channel. The channel is commercially funded through advertising and subscriptions and reaches up to 264 million homes in more than 200 countries and territories.


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