BBC Charts New Course For U.S. Newscast

Tapping into what it sees as a need for impartial international news on cable, the BBC said that it would aggressively seek distribution in the United States for BBC World News, its 24-hour news channel. But that’s in the long term. In the short term, the BBC is cutting back on its flagship newscast based in the U.S. BBC World News America will be moved off of the BBC America cable channel and will be trimmed to 30 minutes from an hour each weeknight.