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BBC World Service: The Background.
Transcript of BBC World Service: The Background.
Aiming to inspire the lives of the audience listening by bringing the world together to make connections and understanding the lives of people around the world today. Like one big happy family! The BBC World Service is funded by the UK government through Parliamentary Grant-in-Aid which is administered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or FCO. Now as part of the UK government's Spending Review in 2010, it was agreed that the funding will transfer to the License Fee from 2014-2015 onwards.
Until that magical transfer happens, the relationship between BBC World service and the FCO is governed by two documents, the Broadcasting Agreement and the Financial Memorandum. OH YEAH!
Let's hear about some
of that history,
shall we? BBC History. 1932 1938 The radio began as the BBC Empire Service. Arabic was the first foreign language service launched. Soon followed by German, and all major European languages. The External Services gained a special position in international broadcasting during the Second World War as an alternative source of news for a wide range of audiences, especially to those in enemy and occupied territories, playing an important role in the propaganda war against Nazi Germany. World War II 1939- 1965 Since then and the amazing world of 2013?? -The Service was renamed as BBC Overseas Service in 1939.
-By the end of 1940s, a number of languages broadcasting expanded to Malaysia and Cyprus.
-May 1st 1965, the service took it's current name, BBC World Service. True... but that's not what I was on about... What a nice world we live in. The BBC World Service currently broadcasts from Broadcasting House in London, headquarters of the corporation as a whole. The service itself is located in the new constructions of the building and contains radio and television studios used by several language services. The World Service aims to be
"the world's best-known and
most-respected voice in international broadcasting, thereby bringing benefit to
the UK, the BBC and to audiences around the world" says Wikipedia. The World Service is a Crown Corporation of the UK Government.
However unlike the rest of the corporation,
which is funded through a television license fee, the World Service is currently funded through a Parliamentary Grant-in-aid given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In 2008-2009 the BBC World Service
received 12.4% of the department's
£2.2 billion budget and in the
financial year of 2011-2012, the
service received £255.2 million
from this grant. I hope this Power Point on key facts about the BBC World Service helped.
Thank you for listening and watching. I SPY SOMETHING COOL
Lets go see what it is!! For the BBC World Service to work to it's full potential, the audience of 188 million or so listen to the broadcast or get in contact with the show on a weekly basis. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, the audience can listen to the broadcast through a number of devices; radio, online/podcast, TV, and mobile.
The BBC World Service also provides the audience to contact the show, using emails or letters, blogs, Facebook and Twitter feeds, giving their views and opinions on a particular broadcast. Hello