Programs Newshour

BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

Newshour is the award-winning flagship program of the BBC World Service, the world's largest newsgathering operation. Clear, rigorous, well-paced and LIVE every day, Newshour brings BBC's unmatched reporting from all around the globe right to your listeners.

  • Four weekday feeds: 9:00am, 10:00am, 3:00pm and 4:00pm ET
  • Two weekend feeds: 8:00 am and 4:00pm ET
  • Room for local inserts and underwriting
  • First on the scene when global news breaks
"Newshour does an excellent job of bringing the news from the world straight to you in a calm, informative, detailed manner. That's my news source of choice."

– Daryl, KUT listener

Take 3 minutes to hear - and see - what audiences are saying about Newshour.

In 2015, APM and the BBC commissioned Jacobs Media to conduct focus groups with Newshour listeners and non-listeners in New York City, Austin, and Detroit.

Read their key findings, presented at PRPD in September 2015.


Newshour is carried on more than 260 stations across the country and reaches over 3.2 million listeners each week.*

Your APM Station Relations representative can give you more insights on Newshour's audience, including findings from our 2015 focus group research.

* Source: Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Sp16/F16

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Newshour presenters include Tim Franks, Razia Iqbal, Owen Bennett-Jones, James Coomarasamy, Julian Marshall, James Menendez (see photos and bios)



Program Feed Schedule

Newshour airs daily, with a consistent clock, and is available via the ContentDepot. Stations must subscribe to the live stream(s) they wish to receive. ContentDepot live streams are made available at the following times:

Monday - Friday
0900 - 0959 ET
1000 - 0959 ET
1500 - 1559 ET
1600 - 1659 ET

Saturday - Sunday
0800 - 0859 ET
1600 - 1659 ET

Promo Access

For daily and/or custom promos, check out the BBC World Service Operations page.


Program Website
BBC Partners Website

Listener inquiries

Broadcast Rights

Newshour is available to all BBC World Service affiliate stations for broadcast. Newshour must be aired live; no tape delaying or editing allowed. Simulcast streaming rights are available for BBC programming. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.

Source: Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Fall '15 (or Sp15/Fa15 average).