BBC Parliament has an Easter makeover

April 20, 2009 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment


The BBC’s dedicated parliament channel has updated its image.

BBC Parliament broadcasts the proceedings of the House of Commons live and shows highlights of debates from the Lords, the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and Northern Ireland Assembly, as well as a wide range of politics programmes.

It was launched in 1998 and has been available on Freeview since 2006. According to the BBC the channel has 480,000 viewers a week.

Channel Controller Peter Knowles said:

“I’m sure our growing audience will enjoy our new look and continue to explore the wide range of political coverage and programming on the channel.

“Our round-the-clock broadcasting of Parliament, by digital terrestrial, cable, satellite and the web is vital to ensure we have an informed democracy.”

Earlier this month Parliament’s own website,, was redesigned, the first stage in a complete overhaul and redesign of all content pages, a “refined navigation system” and improved structure.

Later this year the BBC is to launch Democracy Live, an “innovative new website” that will offer live and on-demand video coverage from Westminster, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the European Parliament.

Democracy Live “will use a technically-advanced speech recognition system to help deliver selected video clips to users and provide a clear route through the UK’s devolved political systems.

“The video output will be supported by in-depth information about the institutions, politicians and legislative processes.”


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