Rutland Water is a reservoir in Rutland, east of the county town, Oakham. It is filled by pumping from the River Nene and River Welland and provides water to the East Midlands, it is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. By surface area it is the largest reservoir in England, but by capacity it is exceeded by Kielder Water. Set in 3,100 acres of countryside, it has a 23-mile perimeter track, for cycling. Since the water is drawn upon when needed, the relative areas of land and water vary a little, but the flatter parts of the lake margin are enclosed by banks so that the wetland nature reserve is maintained. A 1,555 hectare area of lake and shore is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds and Nature Conservation Review site. An area of 1,333 hectares is a Ramsar internationally important wetland site, 393 hectares at the western end is managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.
Its construction by damming the Gwash valley near Empingham was completed in 1975. During its construction, it was known as Empingham Reservoir, it flooded six or seven square kilometres of the Gwash valley as well as the side valley at the head of which lies Oakham. Nether Hambleton and most of Middle Hambleton were demolished and their wells were plugged as part of the ground preparation, their neighbouring village of Upper Hambleton survived, now sits on the Hambleton Peninsula. The Gwash makes a net input to the lake but its flow downstream is maintained. Most of the stored water is extracted from the River Welland at grid reference TF017060, between Tinwell and Stamford and from the River Nene upstream from Peterborough, a city, a major user of the water; because much of the valley is clay, material for the dam was extracted from pits dug within the area that would be subsequently flooded. The clay dam is 115 feet high, around 1,300 yards long. At its base, it is up to 890 yards wide, the finished structure has been landscaped to blend in with the environment when viewed from Empingham, the nearest village.
Upper Hambleton and the remnant of Middle Hambleton, including the Old Hall, are now known as Hambleton and are to be found on a long peninsula in the middle of the lake. The few houses of Normanton avoided flooding; the lower part of the building was supported against water damage so that its upper part could be used to present the story of the construction of the reservoir to the public. Some funerary monuments from it can be seen at Edenham Lincolnshire; the reservoir is used not just for water storage, but is a popular sports centre – as well as water sports such as sailing visitors enjoy fishing and cycling along a 25 miles perimeter track. A pleasure cruiser, the Rutland Belle, carries people around the lake. Birdwatching brings visitors from far afield; the former butterfly centre at Sykes Lane has been turned into Bugtopia – The Zoo. Large areas of wetland at the western end of the lake form a nature reserve, managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust; the area is designated a Special Protection Area of international importance for its wintering populations of gadwall and shoveller.
It is home to the Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre. Every August, the centre is the venue for the British Birdwatching Fair. Other birds found here include lapwing, goldeneye, tufted duck, teal, cormorant, great crested grebe, little grebe and, most notably, which were re-introduced to the area during 1996, including one called "Mr Rutland"; the lake is stocked with brown trout and rainbow trout, but there is a large head of coarse fish populated by water pumped in from the River Welland and River Nene, species include roach, pike, perch, wels catfish and carp. The Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, located in Egleton, features a gift shop operated by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and a shop selling binoculars and telescopes; the centre includes the Rutland Environmental Education Centre and windows overlooking the wetlands. The Lyndon Visitor Centre is located on the reserve's south shore. There are exhibits, bird viewing windows and hides. Rutland Water Nature Reserve Official Tourism Guide to Rutland Water Special Protection Area data Rutland Sailing Club Images of Rutland Water Image gallery of Photos taken around Rutland Water
BBC News at One
The BBC News at One is the afternoon/lunchtime news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel every Monday to Sunday at 1:00pm; the programme is presented by Sophie Raworth every Monday to Thursday and Jane Hill on Friday. The BBC News at One achieved an average reach of 2.7 million viewers per bulletin in 2007, making it the most watched programme on UK daytime television. The One O'Clock News launched on 27 October 1986 together with the daytime television service on BBC1, serving as a replacement to the BBC's News After Noon programme, which had a two-person presentation team of Richard Whitmore and either Moira Stuart or Frances Coverdale. Martyn Lewis, who had joined the BBC from rival ITN, was the original presenter of the new One O'Clock News, in a single-presenter format. A unified look across BBC news output was introduced in 13 April 1993 from N2, the programme, while retaining the One O'Clock News title, adopted the Silicone graphics computer look, which distorted the image into Virtual Reality, a real studio did exist with changeable panels behind the newsreaders, dependent upon the bulletins, made up of three one metre, three 1.5 metre, three x three metre panels, these being kept in storage racks in N2.
The programme still kept some of its individuality, such as a reworked version of the theme music, again by George Fenton, with the newer version being performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra at Abbey Road studios. According to the TV studio history website, N1, was the former World Service studio next door to N2, were both closed around 1998/1999 when the new News Centre opened in Stage 6, understanding - becoming the'property' of BBC Resources, who renamed them N1 to TC10 and N2 to TC11, that Recourses could not afford to refurbish them. Both studios were unused for a couple of years. A new look across all of BBC News television output on 10 May 1999 meant that for the first time all the main bulletins on BBC One had the same look, the only exception being the title of the programme. At this time Anna Ford took over as the main presenter of the bulletin in 1999, staying until her retirement from news reading in April 2006. On 22 January 2007 the programme titles were relaunched, along with the rest of the BBC television output, to give an identical series of titles across news programming on all BBC channels.
On 4 February 2008, the programme temporarily moved studios, from N6 to N8, as part of restructuring across BBC News. On 21 April 2008 the programme underwent a graphical refresh and returned to the refurbished N6 as well as changing its name to the BBC News at One. On 5 November 2010, during the National Union of Journalists strike action, former Sky News and GMTV presenter Emma Crosby presented the programme whilst the regular presenters were absent. Further strike dates occurred on 15 July 2011 and 1 August 2011 plus on the 28 March 2013. Gavin Grey presented on these days in addition to BBC News Channel. On 18 March 2013, the programme moved to Broadcasting House, along with the BBC News channel and the other BBC One bulletins, began broadcasting in high-definition; the programme was the first to be broadcast from the new studio. Between January and June 2015, the bulletin was extended to 40 minutes due to the length of the English regional bulletins being reduced to 5 minutes during the general election campaign period.
Scotland and Northern Ireland retained the original 30 minute broadcast length and aired their regular 15 minute bulletins. In addition, Huw Edwards presents in the event of a major news story. Presenters below are occasional or relief presenters. Martyn Lewis Philip Hayton John Tusa Edward Stourton Justin Webb Anna Ford George Alagiah Darren Jordon Louise Minchin Michael Buerk Laurie Mayer John Humphrys Jennie Bond Jill Dando Sian Williams Emily Maitlis Jon Sopel Matthew Amroliwala Within the last few minutes of each programme, a full national weather forecast is presented within the studio; the BBC News at One has been shown on the BBC News channel since April 2006, making up the first half-hour of the BBC News at One. During the headlines and'coming up' section, BBC One viewers see a preview of the stories to come from their region, while BBC News viewers see sports headlines. Between 12:45 and 13:30 BBC News has a service providing in-vision British Sign Language for viewers with hearing difficulties.
Between 2006 and 2017, significant differences could be seen between the two halves of the programme, as the second half was presented by the Duty News Channel presenter. Since 2017, coinciding with schedule changes on the BBC News channel, the presenter of the BBC News at One has fronted the full one-hour slot, it features an extended Sportoday and World Business Report. ITV Lunchtime News BBC News at BBC Online BBC News at One at BBC Programmes
Matt Baker (presenter)
Matthew James Baker is an English television presenter, best known for his television work with the BBC. Baker co-presented the children's television show Blue Peter from 2000 until 2006, BBC One's Countryfile since 2009 and The One Show since 2011, with Alex Jones. Baker was born in County Durham, his father ran a newsagent's shop, his parents had a smallholding in the village. He has two half-sisters. Baker attended Easington Village School when he was aged 10, his parents bought a farm west of Durham, which they moved into and renovated, he continued his education at Belmont Comprehensive School in Durham. He was a Junior British gymnast and sports acrobatics champion, but was forced to give up after being diagnosed with anaemia aged 14. After this, Baker undertook various activities to fill the gap in his life, including sheepdog trials and pole vaulting, he took A-levels in Drama and Sports Science at Durham Sixth Form Centre. In the late 1990s, as a drama student at Queen Margaret University College, Baker worked as an entertainer, with a 1970s comedy disco-dancing revival show called "Disco Inferno", which toured the north of England.
The Disco group, Disco Inferno, was popular in nightclubs in Cleethorpes and Wakefield. Baker played the part of "Butch Vendor, the LA Bartender", on stage along with other disco dancers with names such as: Lionel Flare, Randy Todger, Jock Strap and Richard Itchin, he had to Disco Dance, do freestyle routines with back flips, juggle wooden clubs which his father painted to look like champagne and spirits bottles. His leaving gift from the Disco Inferno team was a duck suit, the Village People leather man outfit and a signed picture of Lynne Perrie. Baker did not achieve the necessary academic standards. After an appearance in the school production of Grease, it was suggested that he attend drama school. Having just finished the second year of a three-year course at Queen Margaret University, his future wife's aunt spotted that Blue Peter were looking for a new presenter. After calling into the producer's office direct, Baker put together a showreel with footage in the farmyard, he was asked to come to London the next day for an interview, made his first appearance on the show 25 June 1999.
His gymnastic background helped him in physical challenges, including training as a stuntman, passing the recruitment courses for both the Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiment. In 2003, Baker learned to fly hang gliders and made a successful tandem world record-breaking flight with Airways Airsports instructor Judy Leden MBE. During his seven years on Blue Peter, Baker's colleagues were Katy Hill, Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas, Liz Barker, Zöe Salmon and Gethin Jones, he won two BAFTAs for Best Children's Presenter two years in a row and a Royal Television Society award. Baker left Blue Peter at the end of its 2005–06 series. Baker's dog Meg, seen alongside him on the programme from 2000 onwards, left with him. Baker co-presented Countryfile Summer Diaries on weekday mornings on BBC One, along with Open Country for Radio 4 and Animal Rescue Squad and Animal Rescue Squad International for Channel 5. From 2009, he has co-presented BBC One's Countryfile on Sunday evenings. In August 2010, Baker co-presented the first series of Secret Britain with Julia Bradbury and presented One Man and His Dog with Kate Humble.
From May to August 2010, Baker was a guest presenter on BBC One's magazine programme The One Show, standing in for Jason Manford. Following Manford's resignation on 18 November 2010, Baker acted as a guest co-host on the programme, he took over as a permanent presenter on the show, co-hosting with Alex Jones from Monday through to Thursday. On 8 March 2011 Baker gained media attention by asking the Prime Minister David Cameron, "How on earth do you sleep at night?". Opinions differed as to whether the question was a query about Cameron's workload or a political accusation in the form of a popular rhetorical question. In 2003, Baker was a guest on the BBC's A Song For Europe contest to decide the UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, where he announced the scores for the North of England, he was one of three main presenters on the final series of the BBC One reality series City Hospital. In March 2007, again in 2008, Baker co-presented the BBC's coverage of Crufts. In 2007, he co-presented five episodes of Animal Rescue Live with Selina Scott.
The episodes were shown across a week and were broadcast live from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London. As part of the celebration for London's winning bid to host the 2012 Olympics, Baker co-hosted the London 2012 party with Claudia Winkleman on 24 August 2008, after the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. For the BBC's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Baker commentated on the gymnastics events, he provided BBC commentary for the gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, as well as doing some presenting work. Matt Baker was a Torch Bearer for the Olympic Flame as it was carried into Durham City as part of the flame's tour of Great Britain. In 2016, Baker again provided the BBC commentary on the gymnastic events at the Rio Olympics. In October 2009, Baker took part in the BBC reality programme Around the World in 80 Days to raise money for Children in Need, he undertook the Kazakhstan to Mongolia leg with Julia Bradbury. For Children in Need, Baker rode a bicycle towing a rickshaw 484 miles from Edinburgh to London in 2011, which took about a week up to the fund raising night on 18 November.
He averaged around 60 miles per day, raising w
Nicholas Simon Augustine Knowles is an English television presenter and musical artist. He is best known for his presenting roles on the BBC, including game shows Who Dares Wins, Break the Safe and 5-Star Family Reunion. Knowles presents the DIY series DIY SOS for BBC One and co-presented the daytime series Real Rescues. Knowles was born in Middlesex. Aged 11, Knowles moved to Mildenhall in Suffolk. After he moved again, he attended Gunnersbury Catholic School for Boys, where Tony had been head boy while haunting the snooker halls of Suffolk honing his long potting. After his family moved again, he attended the Skinners' School in Kent. After leaving school, Knowles started work as a labourer before starting his own business, he still holds controlling shares of his company. Knowles began as a runner in television production, before moving into producing TV. In the early 1990s, he presented a show called Ridge Riders for ITV; this featured a celebrity and another one or two guests riding classic motorcycles along off-road tracks around the UK.
The viewer was treated to historic and local information about the locality as well as informal chats with the celebrity. Knowles appeared as a member of Channel 5's chat show 5's Company between 1997 and 1999, he is principally known as the main host of DIY SOS, a home renovation series broadcast on BBC One since 1999, has presented the BBC factual show Real Rescues since 2007. Knowles has hosted several entertainment programmes for the BBC since signing an exclusive contract with them, including Who Dares Wins, Last Choir Standing, Secret Fortune and Perfection. Knowles has presented programmes with a wildlife theme. In 2007, he fronted Mission Africa, in which a team of volunteers constructed a game reserve in Kenya. During this project, Knowles fell from a Land Rover, he flew back to the UK to receive emergency treatment. In the same year, he reported on the plight of orphaned orangutans for an edition of Saving Planet Earth. In 2009, Knowles co-presented the BBC reality TV series Wildest Dreams with James Honeyborne, in which novice candidates had to complete a set of challenging tasks filming wild animals in Africa.
The winner joined the BBC Natural History Unit on a one-year placement. From 2011 to 2015, Knowles was the presenter of the BBC game show Perfection, in which the candidates must achieve absolute perfection to win the jackpot, aired weekdays on BBC One. From 2013 to 2014, he presented. In 2015, Knowles began presenting a new BBC One National Lottery game show 5-Star Family Reunion, which returned for a second series in 2016. In May 2016, Knowles presented Invictus: The Road to the Games, a one-off programme for the BBC. Knowles earned between £300,000 and £349,999 as a BBC presenter for the financial year 2016–2017. On 12 November 2018, it was confirmed that Knowles would be participating in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. Knowles finished in 6th place after being voted out on 6 December 2018. Knowles was a co-writer on the film Golden Years, which stars Simon Callow, Virginia McKenna and Una Stubbs; the film was released in the UK on 28 April 2016. He released his first and last music album, Every Kind Of People, on 3 November 2017.
The album entered UK Albums Chart at No. 92. Knowles married his first wife in the 1990s. After separating from her, he lived with presenter Suzi Perry until September 2003, after meeting on set whilst shooting City Hospital for the BBC in 2000, he dated his second wife Jessica Rose Moor from 2009 and they married in September 2012. The couple have a son, born August 2014, but announced they were separating in January 2016, he tweeted support for Jessica in July. In April 2007, Knowles was diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis. In November 2013, Knowles and his wife Jessica opened an antiques shop and home design consultancy in Eton, Berkshire. After rupturing an artery in his sinus in late 2014, diagnosed as due to stress, the family relocated to Andalusia, Spain in early 2015. Knowles plays rugby, he has been a vegan for a number of years, and, in 2016, became involved with a Shrewsbury-based vegan restaurant called O'Joy. Knowles has four children. Knowles has been a regular supporter of the children's anti-bullying charity Act Against Bullying.
He sang "Addicted to Love" for Children in Need 2008. TelevisionFilm Nick Knowles – official site Nick Knowles on IMDb
The One Show
The One Show is a British television magazine and chat show programme. Broadcast live on BBC One weeknights at 7:00 pm, it features topical stories and studio guests, it is co-hosted by Alex Jones alongside Matt Baker and a guest host on Fridays. Various reporters assist with subject-specific presenting, both in the studio and on location, or through filmed segments. Produced in Birmingham and in BBC's Media Village in White City, since 2014 the studio is in Broadcasting House, the BBC's headquarters in London. Launched with a pilot series in 2006, leading to a full series from 2007, it has had various previous permanent and temporary hosts. Prior to the introduction of Evans, the longest presenting partnership was Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley from 2007 to 2010, their easy and approachable on-screen chemistry is credited with boosting ratings after an unpromising start, establishing the show as a popular staple of British viewing. The programme is 30 minutes long, although it is extended to an hour.
It runs all year round, apart from a two-week break at Christmas and a four-week summer holiday, with the summer slot filled with a highlights show, The One Show: Best of British, presented by Matt Allwright and Lucy Siegle. Launching the full series represented a major financial commitment for the BBC and was seen by them as a first test of a wide-ranging restructuring of the BBC's production arm into a more flexible and creative organisation, with the show seen as potential platform for piloting other programme ideas; as a topical magazine programme, The One Show covers a variety of stories, ranging from the light hearted humour to serious issues or tragic current events. The broadcast features a mix of in-studio presenting, outside live broadcasting, pre-recorded segments. Reporters and other experts are included to provide contributions on various topics, both in the studio and as part of segments. Special guests are introduced at the top of the show, remain throughout being encouraged to interact with it in various ways, as opposed to answering questions.
Inside the studio, videotaping is done in front of a small standing audience, focuses on two sofas arranged around a coffee table serving a practical use, e.g. during food tasting. Use of the forecourt of Broadcasting House for outside live broadcasts is common, allowing for a larger audience and/or a bigger stage for a performance or demonstration; the show will take an active part in events such as Comic Relief/Sport Relief and Children in Need. Cross-promotion of other BBC shows is common, although under BBC rules the show cannot give the BBC preferential coverage; the One Show was commissioned for a four-week trial run. It was broadcast on weeknights at 6:55 pm between 14 August and 8 September 2006; the programme was billed as a topical magazine show, to showcase stories of interest from around the United Kingdom. The trial was hosted by Adrian Chiles and Nadia Sawalha, featuring reports from a variety of people across the UK; the show was intended to be an updated version of the BBC news magazine show Nationwide.
After favourable viewing figures for the pilot, the show returned for a full series after being revamped on 9 July 2007. Team members were Adrian Chiles, studio presenter, Hardeep Singh Kohli, head roving reporter, 13 other reporters or contributors. A number of changes were made to the format; the show was moved from Birmingham to London. Sawalha was replaced by Myleene Klass. Klass left in August to give birth to her first child, was replaced by Christine Bleakley; the line-up was completed by the addition of a new team of reporters. The show replaced Real Story, Holiday. On 18 March 2009, the show aired for the 400th episode, an hour long instead of the usual 30 minutes. From September 2009, The One Show included a 60-minute episode every week, after trying the format in May 2009; the hour-long format continued until December 2009 and was revived in April 2011. On 13 April 2010, it was announced the show was being revamped with an hour long Friday episode, to be hosted by Chris Evans, he was not due to start until after the summer break, but prior to this, both Chiles and Bleakley departed the show.
Chiles left first, being announced on his last appearance being 30 April. His replacement was announced as Jason Manford on 26 May. Bleakley continued alongside stand-ins until the last show before the break, on 10 June 2010, with her departure confirmed during the break, on 8 July; the BBC had confirmed that following the break, The One Show would be broadcast in high-definition, with the set updated to HD standards. The show returned on 12 July with stand-in presenters. On 26 July, S4C presenter Alex Jones was announced as the new female co-host; the new lineup of Jones and Manford on Monday to Thursday, Jones and Evans on Friday, did not debut until the week beginning 16 August, Evans' first show being Friday 20 August. On Friday 19 November, it was announced Manford was resigning, his last show having been Wednesday as Evans had presented the end of week episode on Thursday due to the Children in Need telethon being on Friday. Filling in, Jones was joined by guest presenters including Matt Baker, Alexander Armstrong and Matt Allwright on Monday to Thursday, with Evans presenting extra episodes on occasion.
The show began broadcasting from New Broadcasting House on 6 January 2014 with revamped opening title sequence graphics. The opening sequence is enhanced for the run-up to Christmas eac
A news presenter – known as a newsreader, anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or an anchor – is a person who presents news during a news program on the television, on the radio or on the Internet. They may be a working journalist, assisting in the collection of news material and may, in addition, provide commentary during the program. News presenters most work from a television studio or radio studio, but may present the news from remote locations in the field related to a particular major news event; the role of the news presenter developed over time. Classically, the presenter would read the news from news "copy" which he may or may not have helped write with a or news writer; this was taken directly from wire services and rewritten. Prior to the television era, radio-news broadcasts mixed news with opinion and each presenter strove for a distinctive style; these presenters were referred to as commentators. The last major figure to present commentary in a news broadcast format in the United States was Paul Harvey.
With the development of the 24-hour news cycle and dedicated cable news channels, the role of the anchor evolved. Anchors would still present material prepared for a news program, but they interviewed experts about various aspects of breaking news stories, themselves provided improvised commentary, all under the supervision of the producer, who coordinated the broadcast by communicating with the anchor through an earphone. Many anchors write or edit news for their programs, although modern news formats distinguish between anchor and commentator in an attempt to establish the "character" of a news anchor; the mix of "straight" news and commentary varies depending on the type of program and the skills and knowledge of the particular anchor. The terms anchor and anchorman are derived from the usage common in relay racing the anchor leg, where the position is given to the fastest or most experienced competitor on a team. In 1948, "anchor man" was used in the game show "Who Said That?" to refer to John Cameron Swayze, a permanent panel member of the show, in what may be the first usage of this term on television.
The anchor term became used by 1952 to describe the most prominent member of a panel of reporters or experts. The term "anchorman" was used to describe Walter Cronkite's role at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where he coordinated switches between news points and reporters; the widespread claim that news anchors were called "cronkiters" in Swedish has been debunked by linguist Ben Zimmer. Anchors occupy a contestable role in news broadcasts; some argue anchors have become sensationalized characters whose identities overshadow the news itself, while others cite anchors as necessary figureheads of "wisdom and truth" in the news broadcast. The role of the anchor has changed in recent years following the advent of satirical journalism and citizen journalism, both of which relocate the interpretation of truth outside traditional professional journalism, but the place anchormen and anchorwomen hold in American media remains consistent. "Just about every single major news anchor since the dawn of the medium after World War II has been aligned with show business," says Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, in a polemic against commoditized news reporting, "reading headlines to a camera in an appealing way is incentivized over actual reporting".
Brian Williams, an anchor for NBC Nightly News, evidences this lapse in credibility generated by the celebration of the role of the anchor. In early 2015, Williams apologized to his viewers for fabricating stories of his experiences on the scene of major news events, an indiscretion resulting in a loss of 700,000 viewers for NBC Nightly News. David Folkenflik of NPR asserted that the scandal "corrodes trust in the anchor, in NBC and in the greater profession", exhibiting the way in which the credibility of the anchor extends beyond his or her literal place behind the news desk and into the expectation of the news medium at large. CBS's long-running nighttime news broadcast 60 Minutes displays this purported superfluousness of anchors, insofar as it has no central figurehead in favor of many correspondents with important roles. Up-and-coming news networks like Vice Magazine's documentary-style reporting eschew traditional news broadcast formatting in this way, suggesting an emphasis on on-site reporting and deemphasizing the importance of the solitary anchor in the news medium.
In her essay, "News as Performance", Margaret Morse posits this connection between anchor persona newsroom as an interconnected identity fusing many aspects of the newsroom dynamic: For the anchor represents not the news per se, or a particular network or corporate conglomerate that owns the network, or television as an institution, or the public interest. In this way, the network anchor position is a "symbolic representation of the institutional order as an integrated totality", an institutional role on par with that of the president or of a Supreme Court justice, although the role originates in corporate practices rather than political or judicial processes. Despite the anchor's construction of a commodified, aestheticized version of the news, some critics defend the role of the anchor in society, claiming that he or she functions as a necessary conduit of credibility; the news anchor's position as an omnipotent arbiter of information results from his or her place behind a elevated desk, wherefrom he or she interacts with reporters through a screen-within-screen spatial setup.
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BBC News (TV channel)
BBC News is a British free-to-air television news channel. It was launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 5:30 pm as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, running since 1989. For a time, looped news and weather bulletins were available to view via BBC Red Button. On 22 February 2006, the channel was named News Channel of the Year at the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards for the first time in its history; the judges remarked that this was the year that the channel had "really come into its own."From May 2007, viewers in the UK could watch the channel via the BBC News website. In April 2008, the channel was renamed BBC News as part of a £550,000 rebranding of the BBC's news output, complete with a new studio and presentation, its sister service, BBC World was renamed BBC World News while the national news bulletins became BBC News at One, BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten. Across the day the channel averages about twice the audience of Sky News.
The channel broadcasts from Broadcasting House in the West End of London. In 2017, it was named the RTS News Channel of the Year BBC News 24 was available to digital terrestrial and cable television subscribers. To this day, it and BBC Parliament remain the only BBC "digital" channels which are made available to analogue cable subscribers; this coverage was improved in 1998 with the advent of digital television in the United Kingdom allowing satellite and digital terrestrial television viewers to view the service. It was difficult to obtain a digital satellite or terrestrial receiver without a subscription to Sky or ONdigital but now the channel forms an important part of the Freeview and Freesat channel packages; the BBC had run the international news channel BBC World for two and a half years prior to the launch of BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997. Sky News had had a free hand with domestic news for over eight years and being owned by News Corporation their papers were used to criticise the BBC for extending its news output.
Sky News objected to the breaking of its monopoly, complaining about the costs associated with running a channel that only a minority could view from the licence fee. Sky News claimed that a number of British cable operators had been incentivised to carry News 24 in preference to the commercial Sky News. However, in September 1999 the European Commission ruled against a complaint made by Sky News that the publicly funded channel was unfair and illegal under EU law; the Commission ruled that the licence fee should be considered state aid but that such aid was justified due to the public service remit of the BBC and that it did not exceed actual costs. The channel's journalistic output has been overseen by Controller of the channel, Kevin Bakhurst, since 16 December 2005; this was a return to having a dedicated Controller for the channel in the same way as the rest of the BBC's domestic television channels. At launch, Tim Orchard was Controller of News 24 from 1997 until 2000. Editorial decisions were overseen by Rachel Atwell in her capacity as Deputy Head of television news.
Her deputy Mark Popescu became responsible for editorial content in 2004, a role he continued in until the appointment of Bakhurst as Controller in 2005. A further announcement by Head of television news Peter Horrocks came at the same time as Bakhurst's appointment in which he outlined his plan to provide more funding and resources for the channel and shift the corporation's emphasis regarding news away from the traditional BBC One bulletins and across to the rolling news channel; the introduction of simulcasts of the main bulletins on the channel was to allow the news bulletins to pool resources rather than work against each other at key times in the face of competition from Sky News. The BBC Governors' annual report for 2005/2006 reported that average audience figures for fifteen-minute periods had reached 8.6% in multichannel homes, up from 7.8% in 2004/2005. The 2004 report claimed that the channel outperformed Sky News in both weekly and monthly reach in multichannel homes for the January 2004 period, for the first time in two years moved ahead of Sky News in being perceived as the channel best for news.
On 21 April 2008, BBC News 24 was renamed BBC News on the channel itself – but is referred to as the BBC News Channel on other BBC services. This is part of the creative futures plan, launched in 2006, to bring all BBC News output under the single brand name; the BBC News Channel moved from the Studio N8 set, which became home to BBC World News, to what was the home of the national news in Studio N6, allowing the channel to share its set with the BBC News at One and the BBC News at Ten – with other bulletins moving to Studio TC7. The channel relocated, along with the remaining BBC News services at Television Centre, to the newly refurbished Broadcasting House on 18 March 2013 at 13:00 GMT. Presentation and on-screen graphics were refreshed, with new full HD studios and a live newsroom backdrop. Moving cameras in the newsroom form part of the top of the hour title sequence and are used at the start of weather bulletins. On 16 July 2013, the BBC announced that a high-definition simulcast of BBC News would be launched by early 2014.
The channel broadcasts on the BBC's new HD multiplex on Freeview. HD output from BBC News has been simulcast on BBC One HD and BBC Two HD since the move to Broadcasting House in March 2013; the channel launched on 10 December 2013, though will roll-out nationwide up to June 2014. Each hour consists of headlines o