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60 Seconds is the news programme running between shows on BBC Three
BBC Three
BBC Three is a television network from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16-34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent...

. The weekday presenter is Sam Naz with weekend bulletins presented by Claudia-Liza Armah.
Previous presenters include Tasmin Lucia Khan
Tasmin Lucia Khan
Tasmin Lucia Khan is a British journalist and news presenter for ITV breakfast show Daybreak. She also presents a news bulletin for the Lorraine programme on ITV. She is a former presenter of BBC Three's hourly news bulletin, 60 Seconds, and presented E24 on the rolling news channel BBC News...

, Andy May
Andy May
Andy May , is a television and radio presenter and football commentator.-Broadcasting career:Andy is the UK Reporter and Producer for ESPN Star Sports - covering Premier League football and the Olympic games. He also presents a Spanish football programme, La Liga Weekly, for Sky Sports News Radio...

, Matt Cooke
Matt Cooke (journalist)
Matthew 'Matt' Cooke is a British journalist who currently works for BBC News reporting at BBC London News and presenting 60 Seconds on BBC Three...

, James Dagwell
James Dagwell
James Dagwell is a British journalist. He was brought up in Devon, South London and Crowborough.-Education:Dagwell was educated at Beacon Community College, a state comprehensive school in the town of Crowborough in East Sussex, followed by Royal Holloway at the University of London, in Central...

 and Alex Stanger.

Format


The programme lasts for 60 seconds as the name suggests, during which time the presenter condenses some of the day's news, sport and entertainment stories into a 60-second bulletin. Throughout the bulletin, a timer in the corner of the screen is featured which counts down the seconds. There are two sets of pictures running simultaneously for each story. Five stories are featured in every bulletin. 60 Seconds is presented in a relaxed, cheeky style in keeping with the channel. Humour is a feature and some of the scripting often raises a smile.

History


60 Seconds was launched on 16 July 2001 on BBC Choice
BBC Choice
BBC Choice was a BBC TV station which launched on 23 September 1998 and closed on 9 February 2003. It was the first British TV channel to broadcast exclusively in digital format, and was the first new channel from the BBC since BBC Two launched in 1964...

, the precursor to BBC Three
BBC Three
BBC Three is a television network from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16-34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent...

, to appeal to those within the 18–34 age group; BBC Three's target audience, and also the demographic with lowest news-watching and voter turnout. When BBC Choice was replaced by BBC Three on 9 February 2003, the programme was kept and the titles updated to match the style of The 7 O'Clock News
The 7 O'Clock News
The 7 O'Clock News was the main news programme, broadcast each weekday at 7:00pm, on British digital television channel BBC Three between 9 February 2003 to 2 December 2005...

also on the channel.

There was a rebrand of BBC Three on 12 February 2008, during which the identity of 60 Seconds changed too to match with the new colour scheme of the channel. The first broadcast of the revamped 60 Seconds saw a new take on the news: the headlines of news channels across the world, such as Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar...

 and CNN
CNN
Cable News Network is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States...

, are read as opposed to the original UK headline bulletins. However, maintaining its original purpose, the UK's headlines are still included in the bulletin, as well as most of the original properties of 60 Seconds, with the keeping of the two images–videos running parallel to each other.

Former

  • Sumit Bose - 2001-2002
  • Nick Wallis - 2001-2004
  • Tazeen Ahmad
    Tazeen Ahmad
    Tazeen Ahmad is a British television and radio presenter and reporter. She used to present the Channel 4 late-night discussion programme on Islamic issues called Shariah TV and has been an investigative reporter for Channel 4's Dispatches....

     - 2001-2005
  • Sevan Bastajian - 2001-2005
  • Alex Stanger - 2001-2008
  • Susannah Streeter - 2003-2005
  • James Dagwell
    James Dagwell
    James Dagwell is a British journalist. He was brought up in Devon, South London and Crowborough.-Education:Dagwell was educated at Beacon Community College, a state comprehensive school in the town of Crowborough in East Sussex, followed by Royal Holloway at the University of London, in Central...

     - 2006-2008
  • Tasmin Lucia Khan
    Tasmin Lucia Khan
    Tasmin Lucia Khan is a British journalist and news presenter for ITV breakfast show Daybreak. She also presents a news bulletin for the Lorraine programme on ITV. She is a former presenter of BBC Three's hourly news bulletin, 60 Seconds, and presented E24 on the rolling news channel BBC News...

     - 2008-2010
  • Andy May
    Andy May
    Andy May , is a television and radio presenter and football commentator.-Broadcasting career:Andy is the UK Reporter and Producer for ESPN Star Sports - covering Premier League football and the Olympic games. He also presents a Spanish football programme, La Liga Weekly, for Sky Sports News Radio...

     - 2008-2010
  • Charlene White
    Charlene White
    Charlene White is a British journalist and newsreader. White is currently employed by ITN where she presents on ITV News and ITV London.-Early life:White was born in South London...

  • Matt Cooke
    Matt Cooke (journalist)
    Matthew 'Matt' Cooke is a British journalist who currently works for BBC News reporting at BBC London News and presenting 60 Seconds on BBC Three...

    - 2008-2011
  • Tina Daheley - 2010-2011