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  BBC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC 2 was broadcast in colour from 1 July 1967, and was joined by BBC 1 and ITV on 15 November 1969.
In 2007/2008 BBC News is expected to relocate from the News Centre at BBC Television Centre to the refurbished Broadcasting House in what is being described as "one of the world's largest live broadcast centres".
BBC Worldwide Limited is the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC responsible for the commercial exploitation of BBC programmes and other properties, including a number of television stations throughout the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC   (3441 words)

 BBC Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1932.
Mechanically scanned, 30-line television broadcasts by John Logie Baird began in 1929, using the BBC transmitter in London, and by 1930 a regular schedule of programmes was transmitted from the BBC antenna in Brookmans Park.
In March 2003 the BBC announced that from the end of May 2003 (subsequently deferred to 14 July) it intended to transmit all eight of its domestic television channels (including the 15 regional variations of BBC 1) unencrypted from the Astra 2D satellite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC_Television   (1620 words)

 BBC America - The TV IV
BBC America is the BBC Worldwide owned-and-operated cable television network in the United States, which was launched on March 29, 1998.
BBC America is distributed in association with Discovery Networks, the parent company of the Discovery Channel, which also handles the affiliate and advertising sales.
BBC America caused some dismay to some viewers when it dropped the soap opera EastEnders in October 2003, but it argued that the show was one of the channel's least popular, although EastEnders, along with other BBC programming, also appears on PBS stations.
tviv.org /BBC_America   (376 words)

 BBC News - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BBC News is based at the News Centre at Television Centre (TVC) and operates regional centres across the United Kingdom as well as 44 newsgathering bureaux around the world.
The BBC television service originally carried news in the form of images with a newsreader narrating but off camera, having decided that a newsreader on screen would distract viewers from the stories.
The Television News section of BBC News is responsible for the main news bulletins on BBC One and BBC Two, news output on BBC Three and BBC Four and the news networks BBC News 24 and BBC Parliament.
www.voyager.in /BBC_News   (1733 words)

 BBC - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BBC 3 was originally a top-secret channel for broadcasting governmental and military information to agents posted around the country.
BBC 4 was created purely for people who like to think they're clever, so they can pretend to have seen programes on it in order to make themselves seem more intelligent to other people.
BBC Peace is not a channel, but it is in fact the top secret password required to enter the BBC's hidden underground lair, containing such hellish places as the old Blue Peter studios.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/BBC   (2179 words)

 Ident Ark - BBC Television
BBC Television's first day of broadcasting, from its home at Alexandra Palace, was a rather grand affair.
Television was not a great success, what with the cost of the sets, the poor reception quality and the fact that the BBC's transmitters only covered the London area.
Although the BBC did continue broadcasting on radio, it was deemed unsafe for Television to continue as the signals it produced could be tracked by enemy forces.
www.tvfetish.net /IA_BBCTVH.htm   (659 words)

 BBC Television News celebrates 50th anniversary today - Indiantelevision.com's News Room Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Beeb stated that since the Television News unit launched, it has maintained its core commitment to strong, impartial, distinctive journalism covering events both in the UK and across the globe.
BBC Television News generates over 18,000 hours of programming originate from every year.
BBC News director Richard Sambrook noted, "BBC Television News has been there for moments of great historical change such as the fall of communism and the end of apartheid as well as tragic stories.
www.indiantelevision.com /headlines/y2k4/july/july22.htm   (264 words)

 screenonline: BBC Television Shakespeare, The (1978-1985)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
on 27 April 1985, the BBC Television Shakespeare project was the single most ambitious attempt at bringing the Bard of Avon to the small screen, both at the time and to date.
This gave the BBC Television Shakespeare cycle the reputation of being overly staid and conventional, which was not always deserved.
Although the BBC Television Shakespeare project as a whole met with a mixed reception, it had several positive virtues.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/459382/index.html   (688 words)

 BBC TV License - Why the British Should Kill Their Televisions
The BBC was formed on October 18, 1922 in order to provide the UK with radio broadcasts of impartial and public-centered news and entertainment.
Though disrupted because of the war, the BBC's television service started in ernest in June, 1946 when the radio licence was raised to 1 pound and a combined radio and TV licence was introduced for 2 pounds.
The BBC reported that the reduced evasion added up to an additional £4.6 million, which is "the equivalent of three high-quality drama series." I guess the term "high-quality" is a subjective assessment.
www.turnoffyourtv.com /international/bbc.html   (1873 words)

 CNN.com - BBC to┬álaunch Arabic TV channel - Oct 25, 2005
The BBC initially forecasts 236 jobs will be cut as a result of the restructuring proposals.
BBC World Service director Nigel Chapman said: "Many of the European services being closed had their roots in the Second World War and have served their audiences well right through the Cold War years.
BBC audiences are declining in many markets as they discover these new national and local services.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/10/25/bbc.arabic/index.html   (660 words)

 BBC Two - The TV IV
BBC Two - The TV IV And the Nominees Are...
BBC Two is a channel of the BBC.
It was the third television network in the United Kingdom, the first to be available only on the UHF band, and the first to broadcast in colour.
tviv.org /BBC_Two   (274 words)

 The Birth of Television: Introduction (BBC Comes To Life)
John Logie Baird is rightfully regarded as the father of television, but the experimental “low definition” transmissions on medium wave that the BBC...
In mid-1932, around the time that the BBC began regular 30-line transmissions from Studio BB in the basement of Broadcasting House, things had begun to change at Baird Television Limited.
This article originally appeared in the BBC Year Book, 1946: In the summer of 1939, some 23,000 people in the south of England had their own television sets.
www.xtvworld.com /tv/bbc/index.html   (408 words)

 USATODAY.com - BBC announces plans for Arabic TV service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The BBC said 236 jobs will be cut as a result of the restructuring proposals, of which 218 are in the language services.
He said the need for BBC radio service has declined in most of these countries because of a growth of independent media and an increase in the number of English-speakers in the areas served.
But Thai press freedom organizations say the BBC Thai service is important in providing impartial information on violence in the south of the country, where there is an Islamic insurgency.
usatoday.com /life/television/news/2005-10-25-BBC-arabic_x.htm?csp=34   (566 words)

 Bbc Television Drama - Free English Encyclopedia from Turkcebilgi
BBC producer Cecil Madden later claimed that they had experimented with an early telerecording of a production of [[The Scarlet Pimpernel]], but were ordered by film director Alexander Korda to destroy the print as he felt it infringed his film rights.
BBC television broadcasting ceased on September 1 1939, and the station remained off-air for the duration of the war, with the technicians and engineers needed for war efforts such as the [RADAR programme, and the government afraid that the VHF transmission signals would act as a guiding beacon for German bombers targeting central London.
Another move of recent years has been the regionalisation of BBC drama, in response to criticisms that the majority of programmes were made and set in and around London and the surrounding areas, with the BBC's central drama department currently being based at Centre House in London, near to BBC Television Centre.
www.turkcebilgi.com /ansiklopedi/english/BBC_television_drama   (5109 words)

 Television Heaven
The BBC was to be entrusted with the development of television, which had to transmit a definition of not less than 240 lines with a minimum of 25 pictures per second.
The BBC sent three vans -a scanner with the camera's, a van housing the transmitter and another with a generator.
Britain and the BBC were about to go to war, and the first television era had come to an end.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /history3.htm   (1389 words)

 Opening of BBC Television
The 'British Television Service' was inaugurated by the BBC from its new studios and transmitter at Alexandra Palace in North London on 2 November 1936
We of the BBC are proud that the government should have decided to entrust us with the conduct of the new service.
We are, however, confident that television, in its special combination of science and the arts, holds the promise of unique, if still largely uncharted, opportunities of benefit and delight to the community.
www.terramedia.co.uk /documents/opening_of_bbc_television.htm   (1457 words)

 Google Sightseeing » Post Archive » BBC Television Centre
The BBC Television Centre in London was the first purpose built television production building in the world and the filming location for many of the BBC’s great shows including Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers.
BBC TV Center is equally impressive from underground, I got lost in the basement, looking for a meeting room, for a good half an hour before someone took pity on me
After a series of test transmissions and special broadcasts that began in August, regular BBC television broadcasts officially resumed on November 2, 1936, from a converted wing of Alexandra Palace in London.
www.googlesightseeing.com /2005/09/09/bbc-television-centre   (421 words)

 NewsWatch | About BBC News | Television News
Television News is the BBC's most popular news medium, from its flagship bulletins to News 24.
Television News is responsible for more than 18,000 hours of programming every year, broadcast from state of the art studios at Television Centre in west London.
The Ten O'Clock News is the flagship television news programme on BBC One and is presented by Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce.
news.bbc.co.uk /newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4000000/newsid_4001900/4001991.stm   (626 words)

 The BBC Charter Review Website - BBC Television Seminar
As part of the BBC Charter Review, Terry Burns, the Government’s independent advisor, convened a number of informed seminars to examine different aspects of the BBC’s role and functions.
They were joined by heads of BBC television and a number of specialist industry representatives on the top table.
The seminar examined the position and role of BBC television in the current broadcasting ecology, and looked at issues surrounding the future provision of BBC television in a digital age.
www.bbccharterreview.org.uk /seminars/seminars_oct_television.html   (424 words)

 BBC Studios - BBC Television Centre
And it's more than lights, camera and action - it's the buzz of the business, fun with no fuss, a place to rehearse, meet and see your plans brought finally to life.
BBC Studios complete refurbishment of dressing rooms, Green Rooms and Superstar Suites.
As a subsidiary of the BBC we abide by its terms and conditions.
www.bbcresources.com /studio   (139 words)

 British Broadcasting Corporation
The BBC was funded by a licence fee at a rate set by parliament.
The BBC television service was resumed in 1946 and by the early 1950s it became the dominant part of its activities.
In 2000 the BBC was awarded an annual increase in the licence fee of 1.5% above inflation.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jbbc.htm   (1538 words)

 BBC television crew follows famous footsteps through Pittsburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They were filming part of a six-hour television series on the history of photography around the world.
The BBC crew spent a large portion of the day on Pittsburgh's South Side, both in the flats and on the slopes, interviewing Mr.
BBC cameraman Ross Keith, director Chris Rodley, soundman Merce Williams and producer Zara Akerster set up to make a shot of the Pittsburgh skyline at the Duquesne Incline overlook.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06124/687402-237.stm   (398 words)

 BBC World Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BBC World is the BBC’s commercially funded international news and information television channel, broadcasting in English 24 hours a day.
BBC World provides news, business and sport and explains not only what is happening but why.
BBC World’s dedicated airtime sales operation has grown significantly in recent years and now comprises a team of more than 50 staff located in ten offices around the world, together with agents supporting secondary markets.
www.bbcworld.com /content/template_clickpage.asp?pageid=+141   (347 words)

 Iraqi abuse photos spark outrage
Politicians in the US, Britain and the Middle East expressed disgust at the images, broadcast on US television, and called for those responsible to face justice.
CBS News said it delayed the broadcast for two weeks after a request from the Pentagon due to the tensions in Iraq.
Mr Fager told the BBC's Today programme the pictures were initially brought to the attention of US military in Iraq, and formed the centrepiece of proceedings against the soldiers.
www.prisonplanet.tv /articles/april2004/043004abusephotos.htm   (664 words)

 BBC Television Encyclopedia Article @ Compaw.com (Com Paw)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BBC Television Encyclopedia Article @ Compaw.com (Com Paw)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about BBC Television.
Mechanically scanned, 30-line television broadcasts by John Logie Baird began in 1929, using the BBC transmitter in London, and by 1930 a regular schedule of programs was transmitted from the BBC antenna in Brookmans Park.
compaw.com /encyclopedia/BBC_Television   (1668 words)

 Television Heaven
A to Z of TV One of the earliest examples of sci-fi drama to be screened by BBC television, this one-hour adaptation of H.G. Wells' masterpiece of Science Fiction literature was originally broadcast as far back as 1949.
Dramatised by Robert Barr who also had to act as script editor, producer and director, the programme was transmitted live from Studio A at Alexander Palace from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on 25th January.
Unfortunately, apart from a few photographs, the original script and an article in the Radio Times, (TV shows were not preserved in any great number until the 1950's), nothing else remains of this historic adaptation of Wells' novel.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /time.htm   (402 words)

 BBC Television appoints Diversity Executive
BBC Director of Television, Jana Bennett, has today appointed an Editorial Executive of Diversity to oversee the way BBC channels represent the audiences they serve.
Part of Bennet's team, FitzPatrick will work closely with channel controllers, commissioners, in-house and independent production companies to improve on-screen portrayal and diversity on BBC Television, including offering valuable advice to programme makers during the course of the development and production of programmes.
Mary FitzPatrick began her career as a director and producer at the BBC where she worked on award-winning series such as 'Horizon' and 'Inside Story'.
www.4rfv.co.uk /industrynews.asp?ID=52257   (675 words)

 The Real Lt. Col. Burkett
In His Own Words to BBC Television
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We don't have it in the BBC film - we would not use a document we cannot source.
Burkett passed it on to CBS from a third party, obviously someone still in the Guard or fearful of Bush Family retribution.
For a clip from the BBC Television investigative reports on George Bush's military career, go to http://www.gregpalast.com/bff-dvd.htm
www.gregpalast.com /detail.cfm?artid=378&row=0   (837 words)

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