Media Bulletin

BBC World Service to launch Global Newsbeat

By Staff

19th February 2014


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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