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BBC World News
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Launched 11 March 1991
Network BBC News
Owned by BBC
Picture format 16:9 (1080i, HDTV)/(576i), SDTV
Country United Kingdom (for external consumption only)
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide (except UK)
Formerly called BBC World Service Television (1991–1995)
BBC World (1995–2008)
Sister channel(s) BBC News
BBC Three
BBC Four
BBC Parliament

BBC World News is an international news channel. Unlike other BBC channels, it is not available in the UK and is not funded by a licence fee. Instead it has advertisements. BBC world news employs more correspondents and reporters than any other news channel. The channel was launched in 1991.

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