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BBC
BBC
West is the BBC
BBC
English Region serving Bristol, the majority of Wiltshire, northern and eastern Somerset, the majority of Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
and northern Dorset.

Contents

1 Services

1.1 Television 1.2 Radio 1.3 Online and Interactive

2 History 3 Studios 4 See also 5 External links

Services[edit] Television[edit] BBC
BBC
West's television service (broadcast on BBC
BBC
One) consists of the flagship regional news service BBC
BBC
Points West, the topical magazine programme Inside Out West and a 20-minute opt-out during Sunday Politics. Radio[edit] The region is the controlling centre for BBC
BBC
Radio Bristol, BBC
BBC
Radio Gloucestershire, BBC
BBC
Radio Wiltshire
Wiltshire
and BBC
BBC
Somerset. Radio Bristol, Radio Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
and Radio Wiltshire
Wiltshire
broadcast local programming every day between 5 am and 7 pm, while BBC Somerset
Somerset
broadcasts local programming at breakfast from Monday to Saturday, weekday drivetime and Saturday afternoons, simulcasting Radio Bristol
Bristol
at all other times. The five stations simulcast networked programming each evening, joined by stations in the BBC South West region at weekends. Radio Bristol
Bristol
also broadcasts through the night on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Online and Interactive[edit] BBC
BBC
West also produces regional news & local radio pages for the BBC Red Button
BBC Red Button
and BBC
BBC
Local websites for each county. History[edit] BBC
BBC
West launched a regional television service from Bristol
Bristol
in September 1957. Initially broadcast from the Wenvoe transmitter on the outskirts of Cardiff, the geographical nature of the Wenvoe signal meant the first regional news bulletins were broadcast to both Wales and the West of England, sharing a ten-minute timeslot with News from Wales. Until December 1960, news bulletins from Bristol
Bristol
also served the south coast of England, which latterly received its own regional programme. The weekday timeslot for regional news extended to 25 minutes in September 1962 - around this time, the West of England bulletin became known as Points West
Points West
while the Welsh bulletins received a more comprehensive relaunch as BBC Wales
BBC Wales
Today. The opening of a second signal from Wenvoe in February 1964 finally allowed the split of BBC
BBC
television in Wales and the West. A separate BBC Wales
BBC Wales
channel was launched while BBC
BBC
West became a full regional opt-out service to the extent seen in other English regions, with Points West
Points West
becoming a full-length programme. Points West
Points West
continued until 1991, when the service was renamed BBC News West. The Points West
Points West
brand was revived on Monday 22 May 2000 with the launch of the BBC's generic regional news graphics and presentation. Studios[edit]

BBC
BBC
West's Bristol
Bristol
headquarters

BBC
BBC
West's regional broadcasting centre is located on Whiteladies Road in the Clifton area of Bristol
Bristol
with local radio studios and television bureaux also located in Bath, Gloucester, Swindon
Swindon
and Taunton. The Bristol
Bristol
studios are the main base for Points West, BBC
BBC
Radio Bristol
Bristol
and various regional and, previously, network programmes. Network output is now made at other specially built facilities or does not use a studio. The site originally had two studios, A and B, which catered for all output - network programming was produced from Studio A and Points West
Points West
and other regional output from Studio B. Studio A was closed in 1991 as a cost-saving measure, and in 1996 the site was altered so that new gallery facilities were inserted into part of Studio A. The now smaller Studio A is now used for Points West, while Studio B has been demolished. See also[edit]

BBC
BBC
portal

BBC
BBC
English Regions

External links[edit]

BBC
BBC
Local News at BBC
BBC
Online BBC Points West
BBC Points West
at BBC
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Online

v t e

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Services

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iPlayer

Management

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(Chairman of the BBC
BBC
Board) Tony Hall (Director-General) Anne Bulford (Deputy Director-General)

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History

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Archives

Key properties (full list)

London

Broadcasting House White City & Media Village Maida Vale Studios Television Centre (Formerly) Lime Grove (Formerly)

Birmingham

Mailbox Birmingham Pebble Mill Studios
Pebble Mill Studios
(Formerly) Drama Village

Cardiff

Broadcasting House, Cardiff Drama Village (Roath Lock) BBC Wales
BBC Wales
headquarters building, Cardiff

Other locations

Broadcasting House, Belfast Broadcasting House, Bristol BBC
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Elstree Centre Pacific Quay, Glasgow MediaCityUK, Salford

Finance

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Projects

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