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The Brunanter Broadcasting Network, or just BBN, is the state-sponsored television network in Brunant. It is known for its prestigious television programs. BBN was founded in 1978 by Rene Anderson. Brunanter Broadcasting Network is currently owned by the Brunanter Government as well as other companies.

HistoryEdit

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BBN's first logo

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Radio Brunant Int. logo (1968)

BBN was founded in 1978 out of a need to replace the old by BR&T. BR&T was the state-owned broadcaster but due to mismanagement had fallen in quality and was having its funds squandered. Rene Anderson thus founded BBN to compete with BR&T. Several political scandals forced the government to suspend operation of BR&T and later took over BBN to become their main broadcaster.

BBN's radio programming originates from Radio Brunant, the first Brunanter radio station, founded in 1929. Radio Brunant was incorporated into BBN in 1979.

BBN has since expanded to become the largest and most viewed network in Brunant. Abroad it has a good reputation for excellent programming and is considered among the best networks in the IWO

In 2013 BBN opened an affiliate channel in Libertas to show Brunanter programming in the country and plans are in place to introduce an international English-language channel, aimed at North America and Lovia.

BBN Libertas was ended in 2016, and in 2018 BBN 7 was created.

To meet the requirements of the 2019 IWBG Improvement Plan, BBN started to broadcast and stream content in 4K. It is the first broadcasting network in the IWBG to do so.

Television channelsEdit

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BBN's television service began in 1978 with an all-English channel but was soon boradcasting a Dutch one as well. Channel 1 and Channel 2 were fairly popular during that period. In 1993 BBN television was reorganized an expanded. All-news and cultural/variety channels were added (named BBN 1 and 2) and the existing other two were renamed BBN 3 (English) and BBN 4 (Dutch).

BBN 1Edit

The BBN 1 channel focuses on news which it broadcasts 24/7. It gives out national and international news reports at 7:00, 12:00, 17:00, and 22:00. Throughout the rest of the day BBN 1 broadcasts local news reports, finance and politics. All of its reports are in both English and Dutch. Between 9:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00 and 19:00 to 22:00

BBN 2Edit

BBN 2 focuses on sports and cultural broadcasting. In the morning the channel broadcasts regional shows including local programming in Barzuna and Arabic (most programs are in English). During the day it shows sporting events and reports on football, basketball, athletics and others. In the night if shows local programming and films.

BBN 3Edit

BBN 3 is the English-language channel which features a variety of programs, series and news in the language. The channel presents Brunanter and European/American shows in English. BBN 3 broadcasts all over Brunant.

BBN 4Edit

BBN 4 is the Dutch-language channel which features a variety of programs, series and news in the language. The channel presents Brunanter and European/American shows in Dutch. BBN 4 broadcasts all over Brunant.

BBN 7Edit

BBN 7 focuses on sports and cultural broadcasting. In the morning the channel broadcasts regional shows including local programming in Barzuna and Arabic (most programs are in English). During the day it shows sporting events and reports on football, basketball, athletics and others. In the night if shows local programming and films.

ProgrammingEdit

  Hours BBN 1 BBN 2 BBN 3 BBN 4
Early Morning 05:00 - 06:00 Morning Talk
Morning 06:00 - 07:00 Morning Talk
07:00 - 08:00 News report Sports news/talk News Report News Report
08:00 - 09:00 Cultural/Sports Children's programs Children's programs
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00 Lifestyle/Cultural Cultural
Daytime 11:00 - 12:00 Cultural U.S./UK programming Dutch programming
12:00 - 13:00 News report News report
Children's programs
News report
Children's programs
13:00 - 14:00 Financial report Sports news/talk Soaps/Lifestyle Soaps/Lifestyle
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00 Children's programs
Primetime 16:00 - 17:00 Travel/cultural Reality/Comedy Reality/Comedy
17:00 - 18:00 News report Football/Sports
Children's programs
Youth programs Youth programs
18:00 - 19:00 Financial report Soaps/Drama Soaps/Drama
19:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 21:00 Talk show Football/Sports
Primetime 21:00 - 22:00 Sports news/talk Nightime talk Nightime talk
22:00 - 23:00 News Report Repeats
23:00 - 05:00 - - Repeats/movies Repeats/movies

RadioEdit

BBN took over radio broadcasts from Radio 1, the Dutch-language station, and Radio 2, the English-language station in 1979, inherited from Radio Brunant. The two stations existed as separate ones since splitting in 1946. In 1985 a third station, Radio 3 was added. This was dedicated to music and presents anything from 1950s rock to classical, world and indie music. Radio 3 is bilingual, with several Dutch and English-language segments throughout the day.

Station logo Type of programming
Radio 1 logo BBN Radio 1 (88.9) is BBN's Dutch-language general program radio. It features talk shows, news reports, music, radio programs and other reports. Radio 1 broadcasts all over Brunant.
Radio 2 logo BBN Radio 2 (102.1) is BBN's English-language general program radio. It features talk shows, music, news reports, radio programs and other reports. Radio 2 broadcasts all over Brunant.
Radio 3 logo BBN Radio 3 (103.3) is focused on presenting Brunanter and global music of all types. Radio 3 is bilingual, broadcasting in both English and Dutch all over Brunant.
BBN Radio International logo BBN international radio brings a variety of Brunanter radio programs throughout the world. BBN Radio i can be picked up across Europe and North America and broadcasts bilingually in Dutch and English.

OnlineEdit

BBN can be found on the web at www.bbn.bt. BBN online offers full channel listings, news, games for children and recent pre-recorded radio podcasts and TV shows. BBN's website has operated since 1999.

Television programsEdit

IdentsEdit

Idents vary depending on which channel. On BBN 1 (news), the idents have been used since 1983:

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BBN Television: Bbn1Bbn 2BBN3BBN4
BBN Radio: Radio 1 logoRadio 2 logoRadio 3 logoBBN Radio International logo
BBN International: BBN LibertasBBN i
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