BBC World Service

BBC unveils £8 million investment plan for World Service

The BBC World Service has pledged £8 million of new investment for digital and multiplatform news programming, in a bid to “keep ahead of the changing media environment” and reach younger audiences. Announcing the move, BBC World Service director, Peter Horrocks said that while radio will remain the “bedrock” of its international output, World Service […]

Funding boost for BBC World Service under licence fee support

The BBC World Service will receive a £5 million (€5.9 million) boost in income to £245 million when it moves to being funded by the licence fee next year. Following a written ministerial statement from the foreign secretary on his department’s spending for the current financial year, BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten said: “When it […]