(via TVNewser) BrandRepublic is reporting that BBC World have made a deal with BBC America to replace the current half-hour newscasts in the morning with a continious 3 hour block of news. Right now they have a 30-minute BBC World News newscast at 6am, 7am and 8am with some show about movies in between. The change according to the BrandRepublic hints at a possible 24-hour news channel by BBC World News.
Hopefully this is true, it would be nice to have a real news channel for a change with actual news from around the world and not the current infotainment offered by CNN/MSNBC/FOXNews. SKYNews almost launched in the US recently but FOXNews whined it would take viewers away from them and since SKYNews is owned by Newscorp the plug was pulled. I wonder if CNN will ever put CNN International on cable, or maybe they’re afraid CNN’s ratings would sink even lower then they already are 😀
BrandRepublic – BBC hints at launch of 24-Hour US news station