What is the point of the BBC World Service?

What is the point of the BBC World Service?

The BBC World Service (BBCWS) is the world’s leading international radio broadcaster, providing impartial news reports and analysis in English and 27 other languages. BBCWS is a public corporation of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Is the BBC World Service still on shortwave?

After 76 years, the BBC World Service ended its shortwave broadcast to Europe in 2008. This article was updated on 5 March 2022, to correct the local times of the BBC broadcast.

Is BBC World Service regulated by Ofcom?

BBC World Service is not regulated by Ofcom. Instead the BBC is responsible for setting its overall strategic direction, the budget and guarding its editorial independence for World Service.

Who is the BBC target audience?

BBC Four’s target audience is adults aged 35 and over. Its remit is to ‘reflect a range of UK and international arts, music and culture.

Who watches BBC World News?

BBC World Service A third of BBC World Service’s weekly global audience is aged between 15 and 24. As part of BBC World Service, BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences, offering free audio, video and text material to learners around the world.

Does the UK government control the BBC?

Governance and corporate structure The BBC is a statutory corporation, independent from direct government intervention, with its activities being overseen from April 2017 by the BBC Board and regulated by Ofcom.

Does BBC World Service broadcast in Russia?

The BBC World Service tweet announcing the new shortwave broadcasts to Russia and Ukraine.

How does BBC reach a global audience?

As a result, 39% of World Service weekly reach now comes from digital platforms (41% for all BBC News). BBC.com saw a rise of 8 million since 2020 and now has a reach of 40 million adults.

What is the BBC news target audience?

In 2020/21, the BBC achieved record figures with an average audience of 489 million adults every week, an increase of over twenty million from the previous year. This brings the BBC’s global audience close to the 500m people target for 2022, which the BBC is on track to exceed in its 100th anniversary year.