BBC Channel Islands is the dedicated opt-out service for the Channel Islands.
Local news for the Islands had existed since the 1990s when a short bulletin aired following the BBC Nine O’Clock News. Since 16 October 2000, two evening bulletins have been broadcast at 6:30pm and following the BBC News at Ten – until April 2008, these bulletin had been known as Spotlight Channel Islands. Originally broadcast from a studio at the Fremont Point transmitter, the news service is now entirely based at the studios of BBC Radio Jersey in St Helier.
BBC Spotlight introduced opts for the Channel Islands in 2000, from a small broom cupboard in St Helier.
BBC Spotlight Channel Islands updated its graphics, along with most other English regions, on 16 September 2002 - and once again updated the endboard to its titles in March 2004.
BBC Spotlight Channel Islands updated its titles and graphics on 8 August 2005, and also moved into a studio for the first time on 22 August 2005.
BBC Spotlight Channel Islands adopted the lighthouse icon on its titles at the same time as the main BBC Spotlight programme, on 2 May 2006.
BBC Spotlight Channel Islands was rebranded 'BBC Channel Islands' on 21 April 2008, coinciding with the relaunch of BBC News.
Coverage of the new look BBC Channel Islands news online.