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How is the free channel paid for?

The £61.1m BBC News channel budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 1.7% of all BBC spending.

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The BBC News channels is a live broadcast, with some pre-recorded shows in the weekend schedule, which are pre-empted when there is serious breaking news.

What's the channel's unique selling point?

The most popular television news channel in the UK from the most respected and trusted news broadcaster.

The programme schedule

Shares with BBC One for Breakfast (6am-8:30am) another main daily bulletins (1pm, 6pm, 10pm). The rest of the daytime schedule is a combination of rolling news (back-to-back bulletins) and breaking news (live events), with mainly rolling news overnight.

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As a single UK-wide channel, there is no TV regional news service, but a text round-up can be found by pressing the Red Button.

Friday, 31 January 2020

3:08 AM

Ray E:

Apologies, I had meant to come back and post sooner but have been quite busy.
It wasn't weather conditions causing the low signal. The signal was low before and during the most recent period of "tropo" - which turned out to be quite marginal despite predictions (not as strong as the previous conditions just before & over new year).
During this recent tropo I was seeing a slight lift in all signals from Mendip & Wenvoe (& a slight lift on some from Stockland Hill) but including Mendip COM7 which was still well below COM8's level, they are normally identical. After the tropo, the COM7 signal was still down, but a day or two after, whatever the fault was got fixed and it returned to normal levels as I mentioned in my previous post.

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Chris.SE's 1,426 posts GB
Monday, 30 March 2020
Ray E
5:01 PM

They are obviously still experiencing intermittent signal problems....I lost signal completely today for a significant time but now it's back at 100%. At various times recently, the signal has decreased for a short time but today's total lack of signal was for much longer.

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Ray E's 7 posts GB

7:16 PM

Ray E:

Mendip was on Planned Engineering last week, not listed for this week but of course some may still be going on.
At present signals seem normal.

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