BBC World Service programming – new CMA member benefit

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BBC World Service broadcasts in 27 languages. The programmes are
produced for BBC overseas audiences:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/languages/index.shtml

But now, for the first time and thanks to the cooperation with the
CMA, there is an unique opportunity for community radio stations to
get high quality programmes in Arabic, Swahili, French for Africa,
Urdu, Tamil, Somali…in all 27 languages!

Zaneta Skerlev, BBC World Service’s Editorial and Project manager says:

“We are sure there will be something which you and your listeners will
find interesting, useful, educational, entertaining. Most of World
Service Languages programmes have a longer “shelf life”, so can be
broadcast with some (permissible) delay and we hope that should suit
your programme schedules better. Taking those programmes should be
very easy – World Service Languages have a web site where the
programmes “sit”, and after signing a broadcasting agreement you will
be given a login and password and you can download them and put them
on air! As simple as that”!

Jaqui Devereux, Community Media Association Director says:

“Access to BBC World Service programming is a great new service for
CMA members and adds excellent value to our growing list of member
benefits. The CMA is working on a number of new initiatives with the
BBC for the community media sector and we are delighted to be able to
now offer this service”.

The BBC has piloted this project with Diverse FM from Luton, Betar
Bangla from London and Ujima Radio from Bristol.

If you are interested and you want to know more, please email
languages@commedia.org.uk

For the full list of CMA member benefits, please visit:

http://www.commedia.org.uk/cma-member-benefits/

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