BBC World Service’s content in four languages is now available to users of a leading global news app for smartphones, tablets and wearables, News Republic.
Thanks to a content syndication agreement between BBC World Service and News Republic, more than 12 million active users of the News Republic news app now can access the BBC World Service news content from BBC Chinese, BBC Hindi, BBC Mundo (in Spanish) and BBC Russian.
Simon Kendall, Head of Business Development for the BBC World Service, says: “We are pleased to announce this exciting development with News Republic, which will contribute to BBC World Service’s substantial audience reach in the digital space. We look forward to reaching out to new audiences through this innovative digital platform and to providing our loyal World Service audience with a new way of consuming our multilingual content.”
Gilles Raymond, CEO of News Republic, adds: “BBC World Service has a superior reputation in the news business and we are pleased to contribute to their digital deployment by bringing their news to our rapidly growing user base. Mobile apps, such as News Republic, provide the innovation required to address mobile news consumers’ demands for easy to navigate, personalised, trusted and timely news on the go, and partnering with BBC World Service will considerably enhance the content offered.”
BBC World Service also offers its own news apps for several of its language services: BBC Arabic and BBC Chinese available on iOS, BBC Brasil (iOS and Android), BBC Hindi (Android), BBC Mundo (iOS and Android), BBC Russian (iOS and Android) and BBC Turkce (Android). There is also an app for BBC News (in English), available on iOS and Android.
News Republic is free to download from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets, and for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store.