The BBC announced on the news today that it will be launching a new 24 hour news channel devoted entirely to itself. The channel will be called BBC BBC News and the strapline for the new project, due to launch in January 2015, is ‘the news where we are’, an adaptation of the link used to introduce existing regional news programmes.
The channel, to be anchored by wet-neck broadcaster Jeremy Vine during peak early evening viewing hours, will report at great length on The Apprentice, Great British Bake-Off, Strictly Come Dancing, Dr Who and, of course, frequent sex scandals involving former Radio 1 DJs.
Head of news, James Harding, in an interview for BBC news, said ‘This is an exciting development for both the corporation and for license payers. Although quite how we’re going to fill our normal news bulletins without talking about the BBC for half the time as we do now is still to be decided. We haven’t really thought this through, have we?’
Aberdeen Correspondent (hat-tip to bonjonelson)