BTV World News+ is a weekday programme which airs between 4:00-6:00 AM GMT (11:00 PM-1:00 AM ET) on BTV News+ & is generally broadcasting around the world. The programme is produced by a specific team of foreign news specialists. The back half-hours in this time slot are known as 'BTV World News+ & Business Report' & contains further international news stories & more in-depth business coverage. Despite this little difference in content, the 2 half-hours are branded separately.
The programme was initially started in the Summer of 2005, in the build up to the revamp of BTV News+. The programme is unique in that it's now the only slot to rotate the desk to use the globe backdrop. Since 2009 though, this is not the case. It also makes extensive use of various 'stings' to divide up the content.
In the past the team has made use of content from American broadcasters in the back half-hour segments. In March of 2009, the programme will add an extra hour, to run between 3:00-6:00 AM GMT (10:00 PM-1:00 AM ET)