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This coverage was improved in with the advent of digital television in the United Kingdom allowing satellite and digital terrestrial television viewers to also view the service. Initially it was difficult to obtain a digital satellite or terrestrial receiver without a subscription to Sky or ONdigital respectively, but now the channel forms an important part of the Freeview and Freesat channel packages.
Sky News had had a free hand with domestic news for over eight years since 5 February and being owned by News Corporation their papers were used to criticise the BBC for extending its news output. Sky News claimed that a number of British cable operators had been incentivised to carry News 24 which, as a licence-fee funded channel was made available to such operators for free in preference to the commercial Sky News.
However, in September the European Commission ruled against a complaint made by Sky News that the publicly funded channel was unfair and illegal under EU law. The Commission ruled that the licence fee should be considered state aid but that such aid was justified due to the public service remit of the BBC and that it did not exceed actual costs.
At launch, Tim Orchard was Controller of News 24 from until Editorial decisions were then overseen by Rachel Atwell in her capacity as Deputy Head of television news. Her deputy Mark Popescu became responsible for editorial content ina role he continued in until the appointment of Bakhurst as Controller in The introduction of simulcasts of the main bulletins on the channel was to allow the news bulletins to pool resources rather than work against each other at key times in the face of competition particularly from Sky News.
Presentation and on-screen graphics were refreshed, with new full HD studios and a live newsroom backdrop. Moving cameras in the newsroom form part of the top of the hour title sequence and are used at the start of weather bulletins.
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This will be often be displaced by rolling news coverage including reports and live interviews. Breaking news The BBC maintains guidelines for procedures to be taken for breaking news. For foreign news, first a "generic minute" is recorded, then reports are to World Service radio, then the reporter talks to any other programmes that are on air.
A key claim made by Lord Lambert in his report had been that the channel was slower to react to breaking news compared with its main rival Sky News.
The graphics relaunch in January has since seen the globe sting replaced by a red strapline to highlight the breaking story immediately. To complement this, a permanent live news ticker had earlier been introduced in News statements are shown as continuously scrolling upper-case text located at the bottom of the screen; some past ambiguities noted have included spelling the plural of MPs as "MPS", together with other occasional spelling and grammatical errors.
The ticker is removed during trails and weather forecasts.
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