BBC World News Channel is International English language news and current events channel. The channel was launched on 11 March 1991 as BBC World Service Television outside of Europe, with its name changed to BBC World in 1995 and to BBC World News in 2008. BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd, a member of the BBC's commercial group of companies and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues.
The channel airs BBC News bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews. The channel is known for employing more correspondents, reporters, and international bureaus than any other news channel. This cable channel has become quite popular in India and is considered as one the leading English news channels.