BBC English Regions
is the division of the BBC
responsible for local television
services in England
. It is one of the BBC's four 'Nations' - the others being BBC Scotland
, BBC Wales
and BBC Northern Ireland
The division is made up of 12 separate regions. Many of the names of these regions are similar to those of the official government Regions of England
, but the areas covered are often significantly different as they are determined by terrestrial
transmission areas, not administrative boundaries.
The headquarters of BBC English Regions is at The Mailbox
, with regional television centres in Manchester
, Newcastle upon Tyne
, Tunbridge Wells
, and local radio stations based at 43 locations across England.
Overall the division produces over 70% of the BBC's domestic television and radio output hours, for about 7% of the licence
Since April 2009 the English Regions division has been aligned with the BBC News
department to 'maximise co-operation in the BBC's news operations'.
The Four Regions
The current BBC English Regions division was the product of the controversial Broadcasting in the Seventies
report - a radical review of the BBC's network radio and non-metropolitan broadcasting structure - published on 10 July 1969.... Read More