BBC News


It's been said that most college students get their news from one of two sources—The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the American television network Comedy Central, and from the [WWW]British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom.

In an era where Turner's CNN and Murdoch's FOX News seize the airwaves for political spins, university students enjoy the bulletins and news programs from the BBC. [WWW]Sirius Satellite Radio calls the BBC World Service "legendary for its depth of analysis and impartiality of perspective." [WWW]XM Radio carries the BBC for its "standards of unbiased reporting on which the World Service was founded."


BBC in the United States is different from BBC in the United Kingdom. In the UK, the BBC has a variety of channels on television and radio offering general interest and educational programming. BBC Radio networks offer everything from music and breakfast morning programs to news and current events. BBC also offers a channels dedicated to British Parliament, called BBC Parliament (Americans have something similar, called [WWW]C-SPAN, another channel university students enjoy). The BBC faces stiff competition from [WWW]British SKY Broadcasting, a satellite television service which runs its own channels and is owned by Rupert Murdoch of NewsCorp. In the United Kingdom, the BBC is funded by a television licence imposed on Britons. This keeps many BBC channels commercial-free. There are two channels run by the BBC that are not available in the UK: BBC Prime and BBC World Service. BBC Prime is a collection of BBC programming available throughout Europe, and BBC World Service is the world version of the UK's BBC 24.

In the United States, the BBC is found on cable and satellite services. [WWW]BBC America is a popular channel on pay television services and is run by both the BBC and the Discovery Channel. BBC World Service can be found on C-BAND satellite, but is not yet available on any cable or major satellite services. BBC World News, the BBC bulletin news program on the BBC World Service, is occasionally shown on local PBS affiliates via terrestrial television. This varies by PBS station, though. Some PBS stations also carry a variety of BBC original comedies.

BBC News in Davis

Davis residents and students can enjoy BBC News in many ways.

Other BBC Programming in Davis

Davis residents and students can enjoy non-news BBC programming in many ways.

BBC News Resources

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