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BBC World Service to launch Global Newsbeat

By Staff

19th February 2014

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BBC World Service is to pilot global versions of BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat as part of an £8m investment into digital and multiplatform news programming at the network.

By extending Newsbeat on to the World Service, the BBC hopes to attract a younger audience to the network with radio bulletins aimed at 15 to 24 year olds. Global Newsbeat will be produced in African English, Swahili, Urdu and Pashto/Dari.

Newsbeat has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1 since 1973.

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