The LIVE BTV NewsDesk is a news programme which started broadcasting on BTV News+ in the United Kingdom from the 8th of September of 2008. It airs twice a day on weekdays, 9:00-10:00 AM & 1:00-2:00 PM GMT (4:00-5:00 & 8:00-9:00 AM ET). With the introduction of the The LIVE BTV NewsDesk, BTV Afternoon LIVE was reduced from 4 to 3 hours
The programme is a 60-minute round-up of the day's news, sport & business, rather than discussions, interviews or features. The programme is characterized by the opening line "The LIVE BTV NewsDesk opens NOW"
The programme's scheduleEdit
Originally @ the show's launch it aired once a day, between 1:00-2:00 PM GMT (8:00-9:00 AM ET), but on the 2nd of February of 2009, The LIVE BTV NewsDesk added a morning edition, running between 9:00-10:00 AM (4:00-5:00 AM ET)