BBC World News takes lead in Gulf

BBC World News reaches more daily viewers than any other international English language news broadcaster in the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait, according to the latest EMS Middle East survey.

The UK public broadcaster said its international news channel also leads CNN in daily viewers in Qatar.

Jim Egan, director of strategy and distribution for BBC Global News, said: “Audiences across the Middle East are seeking accurate, reliable reporting of events now more than ever, which is why we’re so pleased that they are turning to the BBC as their source for English language news on-air and online. This a time of tremendous change across the Middle East and the BBC is committed, as it always has been, to delivering audiences high quality, independent and in-depth journalism.”