The BBC’s international news channel has begun broadcasting from New Broadcasting House.

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BBC World News began broadcasting from the new HD studios at New Broadcasting House at 12:00 GMT on Monday. It is the first English language channel to come live from the new building.

The new HD studio features an open plan news studio with several large screens and a 360 degree desk. Several cameras on tracks are able to move around the desk and studio at ease.

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Several new presenters and reporters will also be joining the channel, including BBC News presenter Jon Sopel who will present Global, a new weekday international news programme on BBC World News.

“BBC World News is kicking off the new year with an entirely new look and feel. From virtual reality capability to full HD production, new presenters and a programming line-up that goes from strength to strength” – Richard Porter, Controller of English for BBC Global News

BBC World News first started broadcasting in 1991 from BBC Television Centre as BBC World Service Television before shortening to BBC World from 1995. Following an overhaul in 2008, BBC World became BBC World News and in the UK BBC News 24 lost the 24 from its title.

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