Asia Today

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Asia Today
Format Business
Created by BBC World News
Presented by Rico Hizon
Sharanjit Leyl
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Singapore
Running time 15 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC World News
Picture format 16:9
Original run 2003 – 2011
Chronology
Followed by BBC Newsday

Asia Today was an Asian news programme produced by the BBC and was shown on BBC World News during the Asian morning hours. This programme used to be available exclusively in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East but as of a 1 February 2010 revamp is now aired worldwide. It used to be broadcast from the BBC's London studiosbefore being moved to the BBC's Singapore bureau which is in the CBD of Singapore. The main presenters are Rico Hizon (Tue-Fri) and Sharanjit Leyl (Mon). The daily current affairs programme is aimed at viewers across Asia with in-depth reports from BBC correspondents and interviews with leading players. The programme is aired live twice and also repeated twice for a total of four airings each weekday.

Schedule[edit]

Time (GMT) Presenter
23:45–00:00 (Live) Sharanjit Leyl (Monday)
Rico Hizon (Tuesday–Friday)
01:45–02:00 (Live)
02:45–03:00 (Repeat)
03:45–04:00 (Repeat)