BBC NEWS AT ONE SET FOR EXTENSION AND MOVE TO SALFORD
As exclusively revealed by TV Zone earlier this year, BBC News At One is to be extended to an hour and move to Salford.
As part of the BBC’s commitment to serving the whole of the UK, an extended hour-long edition of the BBC News at One will relocate to Salford, creating a daytime TV powerhouse in the city.
This will be the first time a daily BBC national news bulletin will be broadcast outside London. There will be even more news content broadcast from Salford as BBC Breakfast will be extended for an extra 15 minutes daily.
There will be a restructure of BBC News’ story teams in the UK, with a focus on digital storytelling and live coverage, and a reduction in the amount of television packaging, as the BBC moves to digital-first.
BBC News and Current Affairs CEO Deborah Turness says: “Like many businesses, we are in a tough financial climate and as our audiences shift rapidly from TV to online news consumption, we need to make choices about where we allocate our resources...
"While TV and radio remain crucial to BBC News, we must invest in our digital platforms to ensure they are also the home of our very best journalism, and today’s package of measures will accelerate this transformation.”
BBC News is available on Sky channel 503.