Global (TV series)
Global, styled also as Global with Matthew Amroliwala (as of 8 September 2014), is a news programme on BBC World News that premiered on 14 January 2013 with the relaunch of the channel from Broadcasting House. The programme was hosted initially by Jon Sopel who joined the channel from the domestic BBC News channel. Sopel regularly presented the programme on location around the world and in this case it is broadcast in part on the BBC News channel. Sopel was promoted to North America Editor in 2014, and was succeeded in September by Matthew Amroliwala.
|Also known as||Global with Jon Sopel|
(January 2013 - July 2014)
(Sept. 2014 - present)
|Created by||BBC World News|
|Presented by||Matthew Amroliwala|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Production location(s)||Studio B, Broadcasting House, London|
|Running time||2 hours|
|Original network||BBC World News|
|Original release||14 January 2013 –|
|Preceded by||The Hub|
|Related shows||BBC World News|
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
Global replaced The Hub, which originally was an edition of World News Today and served as a news 'nerve centre' for South Asia and the Middle East, providing both the headlines, and detailed analysis of the global news agenda.
Global is aired from 16:00–17:45 and 18:00-18:15 GMT (17:00–18:45 and 19:00-19:15 BST in summer time), Monday to Thursday on BBC World News, split in-between by Sport Today and usually followed by an edition of Global Business.
|2014–present||Matthew Amroliwala||Main Presenter|
|2013–present||Tim Willcox||Deputy Presenter|
|2014–present||David Eades||Relief Presenter|
When Jon Sopel presented, the title sequence ends by stating 'Global with Jon Sopel'. However, when he does not, as he is often on assignment, the titles only show 'Global', regardless of the replacement presenter. This only happens if he isn't reporting from a location on a topic covered in the show.
Prior to Sopel's final episode, it was announced (on 8 July 2014) that BBC News Channel presenter Matthew Amroliwala will succeed Sopel in September 2014 as the main presenter. Amroliwala presented his first episode on 8 September 2014; and since the programme has been styled 'Global with Matthew Amroliwala'.
|2013–2014||Jon Sopel||Main Presenter|
|Ros Atkins||Deputy Presenter|
|Rajesh Mirchandani||Relief Presenter|
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