A brand new news programme, Outside Source hosted by Ros Atkins, is to be broadcast across BBC international platforms including World Service Radio.
The BBC says the new show will link their global network of journalists with a worldwide audience using the latest in broadcast technology.
Broadcasting live from New Broadcasting House, the programme is launching initially on World Service Radio weekdays between 11am and 12pm GMT from October 28th. It is then planned to develop the format to provide audiences with a web, radio and TV experience.
The online roll-out will be followed by the TV offering, due early in 2014 – a half-hour programme on BBC World News, the BBC’s international 24-hour television news channel – broadcast in the early evening GMT.
Outside Source Editor Mark Sandell comments: “Outside Source is an exercise in open journalism. It aims to open up the news process and involve the audience in understanding the news. It will be technologically advanced and ambitious but also transparent and accessible. We want it to be ‘in the moment’ as we and the audience are discovering the news.”
Introducing the new programme, Ros Atkins says: “We are all incredibly excited about the new show. Such an innovative programme is only possible because of our new facilities here at Broadcasting House. While our starting point will be the expertise we have in the building, such as our language services and our bureaux teams, we’ll also be using social media and story communities to complement what we are discovering and to find out what our audience is making of the news. Outside Source will show we really are the world’s newsroom.”