Tag Archives: BBC World Service

BBC Relay Station handed back to Seychelles

(Source: Seychelles News Agency via Andy Sennitt) Tuesday November 18 marked the closure of an iconic chapter of Seychelles’ history, signalling the end of an era when information was much more difficult to come by. With much of Africa joining … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

China pays local radio and TV stations to broadcast their content

(Source: The Independent via Andy Sennitt) “The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks. Peter Horrocks, the … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The BBC Genome Project

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this news: “BBC has today launched a website publishing every BBC programme ever broadcast by the Corporation from digitised editions of the Radio Times 1923-2009. Getting occasional internal errors at the moment presumably due … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Nostalgia, Radio History, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

BBC World Service Director, Peter Horrocks, to resign

Another hat tip to Jonathan Marks for this press release from the BBC: (Source: BBC Media Centre) Peter Horrocks, Director of the BBC World Service Group, today announced that he will be leaving the BBC in the new year. Peter … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“This is the BBC” in 1960

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who apprised me of this excellent 1960 film from the BBC. As Jonathan notes, it’s heavily scripted, but fascinating nonetheless. Click here to view the full video on YouTube or watch via the embedded player below:

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Nostalgia, Videos | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

BBC World Service Documentary: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World”

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this documentary about the BBC World Service from 1982: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World.” I’ve embedded video players and linked to each of the four parts on YouTube: Part 1 Part … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Nostalgia, Radio History, Shortwave Radio, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BBC News to cut 415 jobs, but add £5M to World Service budget

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing: (Source: BBC News) The BBC’s News department is to axe 415 jobs as cost-cutting measures continue, the BBC’s director of news James Harding has announced. The move is part of … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment