A year on from its re-launch, the BBC’s global 24 hour news channel BBC World News brings its high quality, impartial news to a wider audience than ever before. BBC World News is now available in 380 million homes, 178 cruise ships, 53 airlines and in over 2 million hotel rooms, making it a go-to news destination for travellers keen to keep up to date with the headlines from around the globe – wherever they are and whenever they want it.
Research shows that 86% of the affluent population think it’s important to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world and almost half of BBC World News viewers maintain full contact with international news whilst away. Over a quarter of BBC World News viewers in the USA have taken a cruise in the last three years and more than one in six plan to do so in the next 12 months.
With journalists in more countries than any other international news broadcaster, the BBC brings unrivalled depth and insight to news from around the world. BBC World News will focus on Brazil in the build up to the World Cup with a range of features focusing on the country, its people, culture and economy.
BBC World News’ top quality journalism has been recognised at the highest levels and was awarded an Emmy and a Peabody Award for its outstanding continuing coverage of the Syrian conflict.
Significant re-investment in programming has seen the creation of a number of ambitious new shows. To reflect the audience’s passion for globe-trotting, Fast:Track, the channel’s popular travel programme, has been revamped as The Travel Show with a brand new line-up of presenters and stories to engage the curious and intelligent traveller who wants to explore the world.
BBC World News Anchor, Katty Kay, moderated the Cruise Shipping Miami “State of the Global Cruise Industry” panel in March. Katty Kay anchors the BBC’s multi award-winning U.S. newscast World News America from Washington D.C. Her programme will continue to provide audiences with a no-nonsense, reliable, and unbiased breakdown of the global stories and issues that matter most.