August 9th, 2013
BBC World Service broadcasts in 27 languages. The programmes are produced for BBC overseas audiences.
But now, for the first time and thanks to the cooperation with the CMA, there is an unique opportunity for community radio stations to get high quality programmes in Arabic, Swahili, French for Africa, Urdu, Tamil, Somali…in all 27 languages!
Zaneta Skerlev, BBC World Service’s Editorial and Project manager says:
“We are sure there will be something which you and your listeners will find interesting, useful, educational, entertaining. Most of World Service Languages programmes have a longer “shelf life”, so can be broadcast with some (permissible) delay and we hope that should suit your programme schedules better. Taking those programmes should be very easy – World Service Languages have a web site where the programmes “sit”, and after signing a broadcasting agreement you will be given a login and password and you can download them and put them on air! As simple as that”!
Jaqui Devereux, Community Media Association Director says:
“Access to BBC World Service programming is a great new service for CMA members and adds excellent value to our growing list of member benefits. The CMA is working on a number of new initiatives with the BBC for the community media sector and we are delighted to be able to now offer this service”.
The BBC has piloted this project with Diverse FM from Luton, Betar Bangla from London and Ujima Radio from Bristol.
If you are interested and you want to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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This post was submitted by Bill Best.