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Where to watch BBC World News in Australia


BBC World News is a prime destination for viewers keen to keep up with the latest breaking news.

Available in over 200 countries, including Australia, BBC World News is a 24-hour international news channel. It broadcasts not only news bulletins but also lifestyle shows, documentaries, sports and business features, as well as analysis and interview series.

Acting as a go-to source of news for millions of viewers worldwide, BBC World News won 2 Peabody Awards and was named Best International News Channel at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards in 2006. Top shows include HARDtalk, Panorama, Newsnight and Dateline London.

Read on as we list all the ways you can enjoy BBC World News on your favourite device.

Watch BBC World News with Foxtel

BBC World News is available to all Foxtel pay TV subscribers, as it's included in the basic Foxtel Plus channel pack.

Besides, the pack offers access to more than 50 channels of news, entertainment, lifestyle, reality, docos and more. You'll get even more BBC content courtesy of BBC Earth, BBC First and BBC UKTV. Foxtel subscribers can watch channels live or stream content on demand with the Foxtel Go app.

The Foxtel Plus channel pack generally costs $70/month, but Foxtel often runs special promotions that can enable you to score a discount.

Stream BBC World News with Foxtel Now

BBC World News is also available on Foxtel Now, a streaming service that gives you access to Foxtel content via the Internet. The channel is included in the Essentials base pack, which costs $25/month.

New users get a 10-day free trial, which grants access to all channel packs.

Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs and smartphones and tablets via the Foxtel Go app, as well as Chromecast/Airplay, Telstra TV, PS4, the Foxtel Now box and selected smart TVs.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

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Stream BBC World News with Flash

Foxtel's new streaming service focuses solely on news. Flash brings together over 20 news sources in one spot, allowing users to always stay up-to-date on the information that matters to them. The platform hosts several live channels including BBC World News, so you can stream the channel anytime, anywhere.

Flash offers a 14-day free trial for new users, after which subscriptions cost $8 per month. You can watch channels live or browse the news you're interested in by categories and create Flash Lists of content you want to come back to later.

The service is compatible with PC/Macs, Android and iOS phones and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast.

Watch BBC World News with Fetch TV

Fetch TV users can also watch BBC World News live. The news channel is included in the Knowledge channel pack, which costs only $6/month. The channel pack also features BBC Brit and BBC Earth, among others.

The total price of your Fetch TV subscription, however, will depend on whether you get Fetch TV through an Internet provider or purchase a box from a retailer.

Looking for what else you can watch. See what's on each streaming service here.

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