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BBC World Service launched in 19 December 1932, so more than 80 years in broadcasting made the BBC World Service to the number one radio news source worldwide. The weekly listeners number, in the UK is above 1.3 million, but as World Service radio is available all over the world in 40 languages besides the English, the weekly audience is estimated above 200 million internationally.
BBC World Service is the home of BBC News, so BBC World Service offers in its programme structure, what BBC name means in the world of news - Political bias free, news oriented, impartial and independent reports and analysis about the UK and about the World.

BBC World Service availability: BBC World Service is available only partly on the traditional analogue radio way, as from 1:00am to 5:20am the BBC Radio 4 broadcasts a selection from the BBC World Service on 92-95 FM and on 198 LW. But the BBC World Service is available all over the world on the digital solutions, for example as online radio via the internet.

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Freesat: Channel 711
Sky: Channel 0115
Virgin: Channel 906

BBC World Service 's slogan: “The World’s Radio Station”

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Postal address: BBC World Service, Audience Relations, Zone C, 7th Floor, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

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