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BBC News Begins Broadcasting from New HQ

Ten years in the making at a cost of of £1.04 billion pounds ($1.67 billion), BBC News launched from its new home at the revamped Broadcasting House in central London. The state of the art facility — as we’ve been told several times — began with the program “GMT” at 7amET, NoonGMT.

The New Broadcasting house includes a staff of 6,000, has three 24-hour TV channels, nine radio networks and 26 foreign language services.

In the clip after the jump, watch the final few seconds of the old and the first couple minutes from the new state of the art facility. Did you hear it’s state of the art?

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