BBC radio now available on mobile phone in Nigeria

June 16, 2015 2:05 am0 comments
BBC radio now available on mobile phone in Nigeria

Mobile phone users in Nigeria can now tune in to BBC World Service radio in English and Hausa by dialling the local number 01 4405 222. BBC World Service is collaborating with ZenoRadio – a leading service that enables radio to be heard on the phone – to give on-demand […]

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BBC Radio Cymru set to make a world-record

May 19, 2015 12:28 am0 comments
BBC Radio Cymru set to make a world-record

Details of an ambitious world record attempt between Wales and Patagonia have been revealed today. A live link-up on BBC Radio Cymru for BBC Music Day, 5 June, will aim to bridge more than 7,000 miles and set the greatest distance between people singing a duet, certified by Guinness World […]

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BBC secures live UK radio rights for Rugby World Cup 2015

May 2, 2015 2:54 am0 comments
BBC secures live UK radio rights for Rugby World Cup 2015

The BBC has confirmed it has secured live radio commentary rights for Rugby World Cup 2015, this year held on home ground in England and Wales, 18 September to 31 October. The deal means BBC Radio is the only place to hear radio match commentary in full, offering audiences across […]

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Internet radio advertising,spending set to grow

May 1, 2015 4:57 pm0 comments
Internet radio advertising,spending set to grow

Rain News in conjunction with XAPPmedia, in their February 2015 research, has found that internet radio ad loads and spending are set to increase as consumers spend more time listening to digital music,reports eMarketer.com. Fully 55.0% of US music industry professionals said ad loads during ad-supported listening would grow moderately […]

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BBC World Service broadcasts Lifeline programmes in Nepal

April 29, 2015 1:38 am0 comments
BBC World Service broadcasts Lifeline programmes in Nepal

In response to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, the BBC World Service is now broadcasting additional programming on shortwave in both Nepalese and in English. BBC Media Action – the BBC’s international development charity – is working with the Nepali Service on BBC World Service (radio and online) […]

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Adele Roberts to host Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show

April 16, 2015 12:37 pm0 comments
Adele Roberts to host Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra has announced changes to the stations schedules, including a new show for 1Xtra’s Adele Roberts, who will be moving to Radio 1 to become the new host of the station’s Early Breakfast Show (weekdays, 4-6:30am). Gemma Cairney, who currently hosts Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show, […]

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