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BBC World Service

BBC World Service
Broadcasting network
NameBBC World Service
TypeRadio network
CountryUnited Kingdom
AvailabilityWorldwide
OwnerBBC
Key peoplePeter Horrocks (Director)
Launch date19 December 1932
Former namesBBC Empire Service

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The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting in 27 languages to many parts of the world via analogue and digital shortwave, internet streaming and podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It is politically independent (by mandate of the Agreement providing details of the topics outlined in the BBC Charter), non-profit, and commercial-free.

The English language service broadcasts 24 hours a day. In June 2009 the BBC reported that the World Service's average weekly audience reached 188 million people. The World Service is funded by grant-in-aid through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by the British Government. From 2014, it will be funded by the compulsory BBC licence fee levied on every household in the United Kingdom using a television to watch broadcast programmes.

BBC World Service is a patron of The Radio Academy. The Director of the World Service is Peter Horrocks.

BBC World Service Video

Adam Mynott reports from Oymyakon in Siberia for BBC Extreme World on BBC World News. See his full video report here www.bbc.co.uk More on Extreme World here www.bbc.co.uk
0.35 min. | 4.94 user rating
Obinna Metu, Nigerian sprinter and G4S 4teen member, talks to Russell Fuller on BBC World Service about the opportunity of a lifetime and the dream of every athlete: training with the World's Fastest Man in Jamaica.
7.40 min. | 2.38 user rating
Look at the comment section for HKer replies to BBC WORLD SERVICE 1/2/2012 Hong Kong/Mainland China Resentment. 2:29å¾éå§åæ~
4.27 min. | 1.22 user rating
***Please share, rate and comment*** Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 Truth movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, 'if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.' Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to. Tags: missing links 911 9/11 september 11 2001 jew jewish zionist mafia control goverment media illuminati Israel israeli spy crimes false flag fbi cia secret service mossad usa us organized zionism war world III influence infilrate propaganda mind history falsification obama mccain bush democrat republican ron paul freedom of speech twin towers truth conspiracy theory election
10.02 min. | 4.53 user rating
This is the first short documentary I edited, made by community people from rural Pakistan, who were trained by BBC Word Service Producers. This is the story of a woman who ran away from her home in Hyderabad, and settled in Multan, as a man. In order to work at the Public Call Office that she manages, she dresses as and passes for a boy. You can watch this series and other projects i work on at www.bbc.co.uk
7.00 min. | 4.84 user rating
This is part 2 of FULL coverage of BBC World during 9-11. BBC NEWS
7.65 min. | 4.82 user rating
Idents of the BBC Empire Service (up till 1948) followed by the General Overseas Service (till 1980s) including the short time 'oranges and Lemons' ident of the 70s. Afther that is Lilliburlero, the world famous ident of the BBC World Service as played from the 90s till 2008. Finally, the Brand New BBC World Service Theme by David Lowe.
2.17 min. | 4.95 user rating
By Terry Bastow.
0.37 min. | 4.70 user rating
A TV spot from the blood promotion campaign run by the BBC World Service Trust in India. Do you want to be a super hero? Well, you don't require six packs or kryptonite for the job. To do something heroic, you need to be humane not strong. Donate blood to save someone. And dont worry - it doesn't make you weak. So go on, be a real hero. It sure feels good.
0.83 min. | 5.0 user rating
www.youtube.com Click here to watch Mortal Kombat Fire & Ice: Dinner Party Mortal Kombat Fire & Ice: Special Report Two familiar guests become the subject of a special report for the BBC World Service. Head to www.youtube.com for exclusive kontent, bloopers and more! Follow Mortal Komedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com DIRECTOR'S CHANNEL: www.youtube.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This Respawn video will show you: How to make Machinima How to play Mortal Kombat How to give a specail report - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like Machinima on Facebook! facebook.com Prove your gaming skills on the Respawn Army app therespawnarmy.com FOR MORE MACHINIMA, GO TO www.youtube.com FOR MORE GAMEPLAY, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE SPORTS GAMEPLAY, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE MMO & RPG GAMEPLAY, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE TRAILERS, GO TO: www.youtube.com Tags: yt:quality=high Mortal Kombat 9 nine 2011 reboot NetherRealm Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Ed Boon Sony Microsoft PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PS3 XBox360 PSN Network Live XBL Sub-Zero Machinima "how to" sketch short funny legacy "fire and ice" "fire & ice" purgatory funny australian "sketch comedy" Special Report "Special Report" sketchmen BBC "BBC News" "BBC World service" "Peter thatchgrove" "James Howard Woods" "mental health" "mental health bbc" "Theo Bandopolous" landlord
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UN warns South Sudanese to flee deadly ethnic vendetta - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News--The UN's deputy humanitarian co-ordinator in South Sudan, Lise Grande, told the -BBC World Service- that "several flanks of the attackers have moved in a south-easterly direction [from Pibor], almost certainly looking for cattle&am - Date : Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:38:05 GMT
US State Dept. Denies Deal With BBC World Service - All Access Music Group Tweet this news
All Access Music Group--State Department is denying a weekend report by THE GUARDIAN that it is ready to sign a deal to offer low-six-figure funding for a -BBC WORLD SERVICE- project that would develop anti-jamming technology for broadcast and Internet op - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:32:33 GMT+00:00
Era Ends With Closure of BBC Service - The Moscow Times Tweet this news
The Moscow Times--"I believe that the -BBC World Service- was the jewel crown of the British media, and I don't like what's happening now," said Natalya Babasyan, a former freelance reporter for the company's Russian servi - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:00:02 GMT+00:00
Analysis: BBC World Service will get money from US Department of State - TG Daily Tweet this news
TG Daily--The -BBC World Service- is going to be getting an investment soon. They will be receiving a low six figure sum from the US Department of state. According to the Guardian, the money is supposed to be used to help combat the blocking of TV and int - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:22:31 GMT+00:00
Bombing in Israel bus station - Public Radio International PRI Tweet this news
Public Radio International PRI--PRI's "The World" is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. "The World" is a co-production of the -BBC - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:59:51 GMT+00:00
In a flaming world, media standards matter - Sydney Morning Herald (blog) Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)--The director of the -BBC World Service-, Peter Horrocks, says the reporting of the north African uprisings and disasters in Japan show that news is now more a partnership between journalists and their audiences than a one-way - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:34:53 GMT+00:00
Is Gadhafi's Gold The Reason For The War We Wage? - Forbes (blog) Tweet this news
Forbes (blog)--So sometimes, as we told the -BBC World Service- on Tuesday, it plays to the good of dictators, and sometimes it plays to private individuals in terms of personal liberty. Gold enabled Great Britain, for instance, to buy arms and food from - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:58:22 GMT+00:00
Bin Hammam seeks top Fifa post - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News--Mr Bin Hammam told the BBC's Mani Djazmi that he wants to reform the organisation and broaden its decision-making process. And you can hear more about this story on this week's World Football on -BBC World Service-.--- - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:17:23 GMT+00:00
BBC Caribbean service begins farewell to listeners - Cayman News Service Tweet this news
Cayman News Service--(CNS): After more than 72 years of broadcasting to the people of the region the -BBC World Service- is axing its Caribbean Service this week as part of the organisation's enforced cuts. The service will come off air on Friday 25 - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:54:41 GMT+00:00
VIDEO: 'Pods' for snoozing City workers - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News--Jon Gray has set up 'Podtime', a service which provides city workers with a place to take a nap for £9.99 per hour. The -BBC World Service's- Tom Hagler went along to meet Jon Gray and give the 'pods' a try.--- - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:50:31 GMT+00:00

Current programming :
Language 2004 2006
English 39 million 44 million
Persian 20.4 million 22 million
Hindi 16.1 million 21 million
Urdu 10.4 million 12 million
Arabic 12.4 million 16 million

BBC breaking news policy : Jamming
Language Start Date Close Date Restart Date
Afrikaans 14 May 1939 8 September 1957 -
Albanian 12 November 1940 Albanian 20 January 1967 28 February 2011 20 February 1993
Arabic 3 January 1938 Arabic - -
Azeri 30 November 1994 Azeri - -
Belgian French & Belgian Dutch 28 September 1940 30 March 1952 -
Bengali (BBC Bengali) 11 October 1941 Bangla - -
Bulgarian 7 February 1940 Bulgarian 23 December 2005 -
Burmese 2 September 1940 Burmese - -
Croatian 29 September 1991 Archive 31 January 2006 -
Chinese-Cantonese 5 May 1941 Chinese - -
Chinese-Hokkien 1 October 1942 7 February 1948 -
Chinese-Mandarin 19 May 1941 Chinese 25 March 2011 -
Czech 31 December 1939 Archive 28 February 2006 -
Danish 9 April 1940 10 August 1957 -
Dutch 11 April 1940 10 August 1957 -
Dutch for Indonesia 28 August 1944 2 April 1945, 13 May 1951 25 May 1946
English 25 December 1936 Service - -
English (Caribbean) 25 December 1976 Caribbean 25 March 2011 -
Finnish 18 March 1940 31 March 1997 -
French for Africa 20 June 1960 French - -
French for Canada 2 November 1942 8 May 1980 -
French for Europe 27 September 1938 31 March 1995 -
French for South-East Asia 28 August 1944 3 April 1955 -
German 27 September 1938 30 March 1999 -
German for Austria 29 March 1943 15 September 1957 -
Greek 30 September 1939 Archive 31 December 2005 -
Greek for Cyprus 16 September 1940 3 June 1951 -
Gujarati 1 March 1942 3 September 1944 -
Hausa 13 March 1957 Hausa - -
Hebrew 30 October 1949 28 October 1968 -
Hindi 11 May 1940 Hindi - -
Hungarian 5 September 1939 Archive 31 December 2005 -
Icelandic 1 December 1940 26 June 1944 -
Italian 27 September 1938 31 December 1981 -
Indonesian 30 October 1949 Indonesian - -
Japanese 4 July 1943 31 March 1991 -
Kazakh 1 April 1995 Archive 16 December 2005 -
Kinyarwanda 8 September 1994 Kinyarwanda - -
Kyrgyz 1 April 1995 Kyrgyz - -
Luxembourgish 29 May 1943 30 May 1952 -
Macedonian 6 January 1996 Macedonian 4 March 2011 -
Malay 2 May 1941 31 March 1991 -
Maltese 10 August 1940 31 December 1981 -
Marathi 1 March 1942 3 September 1944, 25 December 1958 31 December 1944
Nepali 7 June 1969 Nepali - -
Norwegian 9 April 1940 10 August 1957 -
Pashto 15 August 1981 Pashto - -
Persian 28 December 1940 Persian - -
Polish 7 September 1939 Archive 23 December 2005 -
Portuguese for Africa 4 June 1939 Africa 25 February 2011 -
Portuguese-Brasil 14 March 1938 Brasil - -
Portuguese for Europe 4 June 1939 10 August 1957 -
Romanian 15 September 1939 Archive 1 August 2008 -
Russian language (BBC Russian Service) 7 October 1942 Russian 26 May 1943, 26 March 2011 24 March 1946
Serbian 29 September 1991 Serbian 25 February 2011 -
Sinhala 10 March 1942 Sinhala 30 March 1976 11 March 1990
Slovak 31 December 1941 Archive 31 December 2005 -
Slovene 22 April 1941 Archive 23 December 2005 -
Somali 18 July 1957 Somali - -
Spanish for the Americas 14 March 1938 Mundo - -
Swahili 27 June 1957 Swahili - -
Swedish 1941 4 March 1961 -
Tamil 3 May 1941 Tamil - -
Thai 27 April 1941 Archive 5 March 1960, 13 January 2006 3 June 1962
Turkish 20 November 1939 Turkish 27 May 2011 -
Ukrainian 1 June 1992 Ukrainian - -
Urdu 3 April 1949 Urdu - -
Uzbek 30 November 1994 Uzbek - -
Vietnamese 6 February 1952 Vietnamese - -
Welsh (to Patagonia) 1945 1946 -
Yugoslav (Serbo-Croatian) 15 September 1939 28 September 1991 -

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