South Today titles
|Starring||Sally Taylor MBE|
|Producer(s)||BBC South, Southampton|
|Running time||Main bulletin:|
|Original channel||BBC One South|
South Today is the BBC's regional television news programme for Dorset (eastern), Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, and the West Sussex county; it also covers Brighton, Oxfordshire, and parts of Surrey, Wiltshire, and Buckinghamshire. News is any new information or information on Current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or Word of mouth Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast Wildlife Hampshire has wildlife typical of the island of Great Britain The Isle of Wight is an English Island and county in the English Channel between three and five miles (8 km from the south coast of the Settlements Most settlements in West Sussex are either along the south coast or are situated in the M23 corridor Brighton ( is a town on the south coast of England and with its neighbour Hove, forms the city of Brighton and Hove. History See also History of Oxfordshire The county of Oxfordshire was formed in the early years of the 10th century and is broadly situated in the Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England. Taking over from the original South at Six program from the 1970s, South Today has ten daily weekday slots: 6 bulletins in the morning during BBC Breakfast, a short bulletin at 15:00, a 15-minute programme at 13:30, the half-hour main programme at 18:30, and a 7-minute update at 22:25.
The programme is broadcast live from studios in Southampton. Southampton ( IPA /ˌsaʊθˈhæmptən/ is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England It can be watched in any part of the UK (and Europe) on digital satellite channel 984/985 on the BBC UK regional TV on satellite service. Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcasting 's digital Satellite television service transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28
Since October 2000, BBC South has also produced a news service for the area served by the Oxford transmitter. The Oxford transmitting station is a Broadcasting and Telecommunications facility situated on land above Ordnance Datum ( mean sea level This began after Newsroom South East was replaced by LDN (now BBC London News) and South East Today (based in Tunbridge Wells). Newsroom South East was the name of the BBC 's regional news programme for southeastern England. BBC South East Today is BBC South East 's regional Television News programme serving Kent, East Sussex, and parts of West The service, known as BBC Oxford News, is presented by Geraldine Peers on weekdays. Geraldine Peers is the main presenter of BBC Oxford News, BBC South 's local TV opt-out service for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Swindon It was originally produced by Mark Hayman. From Monday to Thursday, the programme covers the first ten-to-fifteen minutes of the main regional news programme at 6:30pm, before rejoining Sally Taylor in Southampton for the second half of South Today. Sally Taylor MBE (born 1957 England) is an English Journalist and presenter currently working for the BBC. However, on Friday, a full 30-minute programme is produced for the sub-region. BBC Oxford News (previously known as South Today Oxford) serves viewers in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Swindon as well as parts of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and the Cotswolds. Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England. Swindon ( is a large town in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire in the South West of England, midway between Bristol (64 km / 40 miles Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South Northamptonshire (or archaically the County of Northampton; abbreviated Northants See also Cotswold The Cotswolds is a range of Hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England" Viewers in these areas also receive dedicated bulletins at 20:00 (8:00pm) and after the BBC News at Ten, but see bulletins from Southampton at breakfast and lunchtime and on weekends.
South Today switched to the BBC's generic design for regional news programmes on 22 May 2000. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The design was revamped on 16 September 2002 and again on 8 August 2005, though on this occasion it did not adopt a new studio until 3 October. Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's A new look Breakfast bulletin was unveiled on Monday 2 July 2007. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival The information on-screen was given a new colour scheme, with yellows and whites replacing the dark red feel. The opening titles were also revamped to resemble the BBC Breakfast titles. There were no set changes.
On 21 April 2008, the South Today Oxford opt-out service was renamed as BBC Oxford News (although this is referred to on-screen as BBC Oxford). Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common New titles and graphics were introduced in both Oxford and Southampton as part of a on-screen overhaul across the BBC's national, international and regional news services. No new studio sets were introduced.
Currently, the South Today and BBC Oxford News on-air team consists of the following: