Impact (TV programme)
Impact Titles from January to October 2013
|Also known as||Impact Asia (2010–11)|
|Format||News, Business, Sport, Weather|
|Created by||BBC World News|
|Presented by||Lucy Hockings
Mishal Husain (until Oct. 7, 2013)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location(s)||Studio B, Broadcasting House, London|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC World News|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original run||1 February 2010– present|
|Related shows||BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
Impact (formerly Impact Asia) is a news programme that premiered on BBC World News on 1 February 2010 as part of a network-wide refresh.1 The programme is hosted by Lucy Hockings and previously by Mishal Husain (until October 7, 2013). The programme brings audiences a mixture of breaking news, debate and analysis using the BBC's range of correspondents based in the Asia Pacific regions and across the world. Broadcasting political, diplomatic, business, sports and breaking news stories directly affecting Asia Pacific, the programme aims to analyse stories from a global perspective. The format includes sport, business and weather updates.
As part of a shake-up of the BBC World News schedule, on 1 February 2010 presenter based strands were developed to give more focus on the names hosting each slot. These replaced several editions of BBC World News. Impact Asia was developed as one of these slots. In 2011 the programme was renamed Impact to avoid the exclusion of other sections of the global audience.
Impact is currently aired from 13:00–14:30 GMT, weekdays on BBC World News. The programme is split into three parts, each lasting half an hour. After the final section World Business Report then Sport Today air.
Impact was hosted from the top end of the BBC World News desk. It came from studio N8 of BBC Television Centre, along with other output from BBC World News. When major news events occur the programme may be presented on location, for example, Mishal Husain presented from Pakistan in the aftermath of Osama Bin Laden's death. From 14 January 2013 the programme moved to Broadcasting House studio B.
When Mishal Husain presented, the title sequence ends by stating 'Impact with Mishal Husain'. However, when she did not, as she was often on assignment, the titles only show 'Impact', regardless of the alternate presenter. This only happens if she isn't reporting from a location on a topic covered in the show.
|2010-present||Lucy Hockings||Main Presenter|
|Lyse Doucet||Relief Presenter|
|Mishal Husain||Occasional Relief Presenter|
It was announced that Husain will be leaving the show in autumn 2013 to join Today, she presented her last programme on 7 October 2013. Since Husain's departure, Lucy Hockings has been the main presenter of the programme
|2010-2013||Mishal Husain||Main Presenter (Monday-Thursday)|
- "BBC World News channel revamps to give presenters higher profile". The Guardian. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- Impact at BBC News
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