What we do

We produce high quality, distinctive programmes and services for local and UK audiences.

On BBC One NI, BBC Two NI, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle and online, we provide news and current affairs, factual programmes, documentaries, drama comedy, entertainment, religion, languages, business and sport, as well as programmes commissioned for network.

The BBC is committed to providing a wide range of content which reflects the many communities that exist in the UK. This includes output in minority languages. In BBC Northern Ireland, the main focus is on Irish language and Ulster-Scots programming.


BBC Newsline is our flagship regional news programme, supported by bulletins through the day. Spotlight provides investigative current affairs, topical issues are debated on programmes such as Nolan Live and The View and there is a rich range of local interest factual, entertainment and documentary output across the schedule.

BBC Two Northern Ireland features live sport such as rugby, soccer and GAA, as well as highlights of major events like the NW200. There are also weekly programmes on local politics and there is specialist content, such as programmes in the Irish language and Ulster Scots.


BBC Radio Ulster is one of the most popular radio stations in the UK. In 2011-12, together with BBC Radio Foyle, it accounted for 22 per cent of listening hours in Northern Ireland. Programmes such as Good Morning Ulster, the Stephen Nolan Show, Talk Back and Hugo Duncan attract large and loyal audiences.

BBC Radio Foyle serves listeners in the North West, as well as providing programmes for the general BBC Radio Ulster audience.


Our website provides a service of news, sport and community information, as well as details of BBC programmes.

Events and outside broadcasts

BBC Proms in the Park, BBC Children In Need, The Royal Ulster Agricultural Show, the Belfast Festival at Queen's - these are just some of the events which provide spectacle and excitement on a big scale. We also provide coverage of major civic occasions, reflecting their significance in the life of our community and events that are expressive of our region's unique cultural diversity.

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