BBC World News is an International English news station owned by British Broadcasting Corporation through its subsidiary BBC Global News Ltd. The channel was initially launched as BBC World Service Television on March 11, 1991 before getting rechristened as BBC World and BBC World News in January 1995 and on April 21, 2008 respectively.
Unlike BBC News UK, it is owned by a commercial subsidiary, BBC Global News Ltd. and is funded through subscription and advert revenues contrary to the domestic sister that gets TV license fees to manage its budget and costing. CBeebies, CBBC, BBC Arabic Television, BBC Persian are a few out of over dozen to mention sisters of the television.
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