BBC World Service

Government funding pledge for BBC World Service

The BBC Trust has welcomed plans by the government to fund an extension of the BBC’s World Service with additional spending outside of the licence fee. As part of its ‘National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015’, published yesterday, the government said it will invest “£85 million [US$128.4 million] each year by 2017/18 […]

BBC claims its international reach boosts UK trade figures

The BBC has today published a report that claims its international reach provides a direct boost to the image of the UK around the world and to the willingness of global businesses to work with their counterparts in the UK. The BBC wants to double its global audience by 2022 to half a billion through […]

BBC signs international news partnership with Twitter

BBC Global News has agreed a new partnership with Twitter to post and promote videos on the social network. The BBC said the agreement was the first Twitter Amplify promotion platform deal with a global news broadcaster. BBC Global News will provide social-themed in-Tweet video clips that it says will “complement its global newsgathering operation.” […]