BBC Persian is a tri-media news and current affairs service for Persian speakers around the world including Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Since the launch of its TV service in 2009, BBC Persian has been building on its longstanding reputation for insightful reporting across television, radio and on-line platforms. 2013 was marked by in-depth coverage of the Iranian presidential elections and new research that showed the channel’s increasing audience in Iran.
CCTV News was launched in 2010 as a 24-hour free-to-air all news channel presenting primarily a Chinese and Asian perspective on China, world news and developing economies. The channel has added new international reporters to raise editorial and production standards and continues to increase output from its production centre in Nairobi that now generates 12.5 hours per week of news, in-depth features and documentaries about Africa. Output from the American news centre in Washington DC has also increased, to 15 hours per week. The channel plans to launch a European production centre by mid-2014 to strengthen its focus on European issues and events.
With 20 years of experience under its belt, Euronews is an exceptional laboratory of TV journalism striving to supply factually-correct information in a non-superficial format. The channel now covers world news in 13 languages, the most recent being Greek in December 2012 and Hungarian in May 2013. Beyond the channel’s own production, Euronews benefits from access to the varied information streams through the Eurovision exchange and major press and TV news agencies. The channel has adapted its format for mobiles and tablets as well as connected TVs.