Newsday (TV series)

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This article is about the British television programme. For the radio programme on BBC World Service, see Newsday (BBC World Service). For the unrelated Australian television programme, see PVO NewsDay.
Newsday
Newsday titles.png
Newsday titlecard until 3 August 2015
Created by BBC World News
Presented by Babita Sharma
Rico Hizon
Kasia Madera
Sharanjit Leyl
Narrated by Mishal Husain
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) London
Singapore
Washington D.C.
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network BBC World News
BBC News
BBC One
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 13 June 2011 (2011-06-13) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Asia Today
Related shows BBC World News
BBC World News America
GMT
Impact
Global
Focus on Africa
World News Today
External links
Website

Newsday is a news programme on BBC World News that was first broadcast on 13 June 2011.[1] The programme is normally co-hosted by Babita Sharma and Kasia Madera in London, with Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore. During important news stories, the programme is broadcast in Washington with either Katty Kay or Laura Trevelyan instead of the traditional London broadcast. Such news stories have included the death of Muhammed Ali, Hillary Clinton receiving the democratic nomination, and Donald Trump getting important votes in his presidential nomination for the Republican Party. When the programme consists of Singapore and Washington segments, the titles narrated by Mishal Hussain are not shown.

The programme is broadcast around the world on BBC World News, as well as PBS affiliates in America, and is also shown in the UK on the domestic BBC News channel throughout the night, with the 00:00 and 01:00 GMT bulletins. Newsday is sometimes broadcast on BBC One. It gives international news with a specific focus on Asia and its financial markets.

BBC World News invested in a new Asia Pacific news HQ in Singapore with broadcasts commencing from Monday 3 August 2015 with a revamped studio and graphics and theme music composed by David Lowe.

Schedule[edit]

Newsday is aired from 11:00–01:45 GMT on weekdays on BBC World News.[2] The programme acts as a morning programme for Asia, an overnight broadcast in Europe and the UK and a late night news programme for the Americas. It features analysis and discussion of the top news stories of the day and also previews the exclusive reports, correspondent feature films and interviews.

On 18 June 2012, Newsday broadcast times were changed to 23:00–02:00 GMT (22:00–01:00 GMT in summer time) on Sunday to Thursday. It shown from 00:00–02:00 on Monday to Thursday in the UK.

During commercial breaks for international viewers, UK and PBS viewers used to get news from around the UK "in brief" with the London presenter. From an unknown point, this bulletin was removed and instead, "This Week In History" is broadcast while the breaks happen.

Presenters[edit]

The programme features split presentation, with a presenter in London and a presenter in Singapore each introducing reports and interviewing occasional guests in-studio. The London presenter also presents links for UK viewers during commercial breaks, while the Singapore presenter goes on to present Asia Business Report at the bottom of each hour. During major events in North America the programme is also presented from Washington.

On occasion the programme is broadcast from other locations, such as in November 2013 when Rico Hizon co-presented from Tacloban, Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. In January 2014 for a while Sharma presented from Singapore and Hizon from London. Madera reported from Poland during 2015 election.

During coverage of continuous international events, such as the Summer Olympics, the Newsday broadcasts may be presented by only a single presenter from the Singapore studio, rather than split broadcasting with a newsreader in the London studio.

Years Presenter Current role
2011–present Babita Sharma Main London presenter (Sun-Wed)
Kasia Madera Head London presenter (Thu)
Rico Hizon Head Singapore presenter (Mon-Wed, alternative Sun/Thu)
Sharanjit Leyl Main Singapore presenter / producer (Alternative Sun/Thu)
Katty Kay Occasional Washington Presenter
Laura Trevelyan
Adnan Nawaz Relief London presenter
Adam Parsons
Chris Rogers
2013–present Mariko Oi Relief Singapore Presenter
Ali Moore
2014–present Alice Baxter Relief London Presenter
2015–present Phillippa Thomas
Lebo Diseko
Ben Bland
2016-present Alpa Patel Relief London Presenter
Karin Giannone
Nuala McGovern

Former Presenters[edit]

Years Presenter role
2013–2016 Dani Sinha Relief London Presenter
Daniela Ritorto

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newsday on BBC World News at 1:00am June 13th, 2011". DigiGuide. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Newsday". BBC. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

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