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BBC World Service launching daily news podcast

The BBC World Service has announced the launch of a new daily news podcast primarily aimed at 16 to 24 year olds across the globe. The podcast, titled What in the World, launches on July 31st. The podcast will be available daily, Mondays to Fridays, and each episode will ask: “What in the world is […]

July 19, 2023

BBC News refreshes in Africa

BBC World Service has announced a series of new programming changes designed to bring BBC journalism and analysis closer to its audiences in Africa. The changes include: BBC Africa’s flagship shows, Dira ya Dunia and Focus on Africa TV, are returning with a new look and will be presented from Africa. The launch of Focus […]

June 5, 2023

BBC World Service in Athens to record The Arts Hour On Tour

Featuring live music from Rena Morfi and Marina Satti and stand-up comedy from Zissis Roumbos, the programme will include interviews and conversation with Athens creatives including theatre director and performer Mario Banushi, and film producer Amanda Livanou. Recorded in English for BBC World Service radio, The Arts Hour on Tour visits cities all over the […]

May 31, 2023

BBC World Service emergency radio service for Sudan

The BBC World Service has launched an emergency pop-up radio service on BBC News Arabic for Sudan to provide vital access to news and information for those in the country. Broadcast twice daily, the service will feature eye witness accounts, news on diplomatic efforts and serve to counter disinformation in the country. Listeners will also […]

May 2, 2023

Ministers blunt Dorries’ BBC axe

Rishi Sunak, UK finance secretary, has led a cabinet pushback against calls by culture secretary Nadine Dorries for an end to the BBC licence fee from 2027. Sunak told Dorries there had not been any cabinet discussion, a view shared by colleagues, according to the FT. On January 17th Dorries tweeted that funding would be […]

January 19, 2022

Freeman named BBC Studios COO

BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Martyn Freeman as its new Chief Operating Officer. Freeman is currently the company’s General Counsel, overseeing the company’s business and legal affairs, global operations, compliance and risk. His new appointment will see him extend his portfolio to take on responsibility over technology, transformation and property. Two months after […]

December 10, 2021

BBC World Service reports increased audience trust

The BBC World Service has published its performance review covering the period of 2016 – 2020. The review, set out in the 2016 Agreement with the Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), examines how the BBC World Service has performed in three key areas: growing global reach, achieving quality […]

October 5, 2021

BBC World Service partners with MTN Nigeria

BBC World Service is partnering with MTN Nigeria to deliver BBC News Minute bulletins which will be free of charge to subscribers of the myMTN App in English, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba. This is the first time an international news organisation will feature in the MyMTN App. BBC News Minute is the BBC’s 60 […]

June 25, 2020