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BBC Choice was a TV station from the BBC, which launched on September 23, 1998. It was the first British TV channel to broadcast exclusively in digital format. Initially, the main attractions of the new station were repeats of programmes from BBC One and BBC Two that were never otherwise repeated, such as Stressed Eric and Naked Video, plus behind-the-scenes specials and extended coverage of sports events and music festivals. Its own original programming was mainly concerned with celebrities, including documentary profiles and the nightly entertainment magazine Liquid News.
BBC Parliament is a British television channel from the BBC. It broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the British House of Commons and House of Lords, Select Committees, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, and occasionally from the General Synod of the Church of England. The Channel also broadcasts reports from the European Parliament.
BBC World is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. It has the biggest audience of any BBC channel. Launched in 1991 as BBC World Service Television, BBC World broadcasts for 24 hours with programming including BBC News bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews. Its main global competitor is CNN International, though it also competes with other major news broadcasting companies. It is considered to be the most watched 'news' channel beating CNN and Al Jazeera English.
BBC America is an American television network, owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, which was launched on March 29, 1998, available on both cable and satellite. It is one of two BBC branded channels broadcast in the United States-the other being global news channel, BBC World
BBC Knowledge was an early BBC digital television channel, available by cable, satellite, or terrestrial digital broadcasting, providing a strong programme of documentary, cultural and educational television. It launched on 1 June 1999 broadcasting 6 hours of educational material a day. On 17 November 2001, the channel began broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At the same time, BBC Knowledge moved from the SDN multiplex to the BBC multiplex on the DTT service.
BBC News 24 is the BBC's 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel launched on 9 November 1997 at 17:30. Each hour consists of headlines on each quarter hour, extended at the top of the hour form the main part of the daily schedule though these are interspaced with other programmes, generally at weekends. This will be often be displaced by rolling news coverage including reports and live interviews. Weather summaries are provided every half hour by forecasters from the BBC Weather Centre while business and sport updates are also presented generally from within the main studio. As a major part of the BBC News department, the channel is based at and broadcast from the News Centre within BBC Television Centre in West London.
BBC HD is a free-to-air high definition channel available on satellite and cable. It features a wide range of programmes from across the other BBC channels. At the moment BBC HD broadcasts for nine hours a day between 4pm and 1am, with extended coverage for live events such as Wimbledon and Electric Proms.
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