UK election coverage and other news of the BBC world services.

Posted: 24 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
BBC World News press release, 20 Apr 2010: "On UK election night [6 May], BBC World News will show a live BBC News Special from 20:45 GMT. ... BBC World Service will also broadcast a seven-hour election night special."
BBC World Service press release, 21 Apr 2010: "BBC Russian has announced its plans for coverage of the UK General Election."
BBC World News press release, 23 Apr 2010: "BBC World News today launches Russia Business Report (RBR), its first show dedicated to a largely unexplored business world. From the local cafe owner to the billionaire property developer, every month Russia Business Report will bring the viewer stories of struggle, success and sometimes failure in a dynamic market place." BBC World News press release, 23 Apr 2010: "BBC World News today announces a new advertising partnership with global investment company VTB Capital, as a result of the forthcoming launch of its Russia Business Report series. ... VTB Capital, which has offices in Moscow, London, Singapore and Dubai, will be undertaking a range of advertising and sponsorship activity around the new programme."
The Guardian, 23 Apr 2010, James Robinson: "Working Lunch, which has been a fixture of BBC2's lunchtime schedule since 1994, is being axed in a cost-cutting move that will see it replaced by GMT, a BBC World News Channel current affairs programme anchored by George Alagiah."
The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Apr 2010, James Hibberd: "'Top Gear' is crossing the pond. History is teaming with BBC Worldwide Prods. to launch a U.S. version of the series in the fall. ... 'Gear' premiered in 1977 in the U.K. then relaunched in 2002 as a studio-based format. It is BBC 2's most-watched program, and the brand has spun off a magazine and road tour. NBC came close to doing a U.S. version in 2008."
The Pacific Northwest Inlander, 21 Apr 2010: "It’s not every day — in fact, it’s hardly any day — that the BBC World News service mentions Washington State University in a broadcast, but ... BBC this week extensively quoted Dr. Kenneth Kardong, a WSU professor of zoology, on research that resolved the puzzle of how cobras flare their hoods."
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication: "Please join us in congratulating the 2010 Climate Change Communicators of the Year: Jason Samenow and the BBC World Service Trust."
London Evening Standard, 22 Apr 2010, Viv Groskop: The career of departing BBC Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer included, in the early 1980s, "BBC World Service ('Then a weird place, very cautious, journalistically second-rate, unambitious')... ."