BBC World Service Television was rebranded BBC World in 1995. BBC WSTV was considered too lengthy as a brand name, so it was dropped. It was also to conicide with the BBC splitting it's international channel into two - BBC World, News & Current Affairs and BBC Prime - a general entertainment channel.
 
Both channels are not officially available in the United Kingdom as they are commercial, not funded by the licence fee, instead advertising and subscription.


Click for larger image BBC World Launch / The World Today
1995
Click for larger image The launch of BBC World plus its first programme onair - The World Today with former Newsnight anchor Donald McCormick and former Sky News presenter Nici Marx
 
BBC World studio made use of the extended virtual sets, just like the BBC National news of the time, to make the studio appear much bigger than it actually was, especially on big wide shots.
 
Right clip - programme close


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Click for larger image The World Report
1995
Mark Longhurst with The World Report in 1995...
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Click for larger image BBC World News
1995
Alistair Yates here with the World News. World News sported a backdrop of the newsroom on the big wide shots
 
Right clip - programme close

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Click for larger image Newsdesk
1995
Tim Sebastian with Newsdesk. The BBC World design by Lambie Nairn features abstract flags made up of common visual components of national flags - stripes, bars and stars, the result is a flexible cohesive corporate identity.
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Click for larger image BBC World Ident
1995
Click for larger image The 'flags' look was designed by Lambie Nairn. LN recommended that the channel idents should share the same look as the news titles.

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1995
In 2 Hours
1995
Next
1995
World News Week Promo
1995


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1995
In 1 Hour
1995
Next World News
1995
Question of Sport Promo
1995


Click for larger image BBC World News
1995
Click for larger image Sue Carpenter with the BBC World News

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1995
Click for larger image BBC World News with Valerie Sanderson

Click for larger image Breaking News
1996
Click for larger image Rob Butler and Peter Biles report on the bomb explosion in central Manchester

BBC World News
1997
BBC World News with Nick Gowling Saturday August 20th 1997, and BBC One joins BBC World to broadcast some very important Royal news.
 
BBC News 24 launched 3 months later, which is why BBC One would now of course join BBC News 24


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Official Website
www.bbcworld.com