30 August 2022
British Library Television News Programme-Level List
Following on from our recent announcement of a complete title-level downloadable listing of all newspapers catalogued by the British Library, we now have a downloadable listing of all our television news programmes, available from today on our Research Repository.
British Library's Broadcast News Service with programmes for 30 August 2022
The British Library Television News Programme-Level List provides a programme-level record of all television news and current affairs programmes recorded by the British Library’s Broadcast News service between March 2010 and May 2022. All of the channels featured were receivable free-to-air in the UK and licensed by Ofcom. All of the programmes listed can be accessed in the British Library’s reading rooms via the Broadcast News service.
There are 114,380 programmes listed, each with record number, programme title, series title, description, publisher/broadcaster, production date and duration. It should be noted that for many of the programmes we only have a generic description (e.g. "The latest national and international news"), though there are plenty of programmes with meaningful descriptions, including some tagged under themes such as Coronavirus, Donald Trump and Ukraine Conflict. The subtitles that we capture with when we record television news programmes are not included in the list.
The channels features, with their dates of recordings held, are:
|Al Jazeera English||06/05/2010– ongoing|
|Arirang TV HD||16/03/2022- ongoing|
|BBC One London||06/05/2010– ongoing|
|BBC News||06/05/2010– ongoing|
|BBC Parliament||01/06 2010– ongoing|
|BBC Two||06/05/2010– ongoing|
|BBC Four||04/06/2010– ongoing|
|BBC Scotland||05/03/2019- ongoing|
|Bloomberg TV||01/06/2010– 30/06/2016|
|CGTN||31/12/2016 – 04/02/2021|
|Channel 4||06/05/2010– ongoing|
|Channel 5||29/03/2010-17/06/2010, 16/04/2018-07/01/2020|
|Channels 24||02/11/2015– ongoing|
|CCTV News||22/02/2012– 30/12/2016|
|Euronews||07/05/2010–21/03/2011, 05/06/2017 - ongoing|
|France 24 English||29/05/2010– ongoing|
|ITV1 London||06/05/2010– ongoing|
|GB News||13/06/2021- ongoing|
|NHK World||21/06/2010– 30/09/2011|
|NHK World HD||06/10/2011– ongoing|
|RT (Russia Today)||01/06/2010– 02/03/2022|
|Sky News||02/06/2010– ongoing|
|TalkTV HD||25/04/2022- ongoing|
|TRT World||08/01/2020- ongoing|
The listing is available in Excel spreadsheet down and can be downloaded under a CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain licence. The DOI is https://doi.org/10.23636/jcbr-7v17.
This is part of our growing collection of freely-available news datasets, all available under the News Datasets section of the Research Repository. Until now, we have added on newspaper and press directory data to the Repository.In adding television, we are demonstrating the multi-media approach to our collecting of the nation's news. Radio and Web news must follow.
We hope that researchers will find interesting uses for the Television News Programme-Level List and welcome any feedback.