BBC World Service has further expanded the availability of its live radio broadcasts via mobile phones in the US. The extension of the BBC’s agreement with provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America, AudioNow, means that now, in addition to BBC Arabic radio, BBC World Service’s broadcasts in English, Persian, Somali and Urdu are now available across the US via any mobile phone without downloads or data services simply by calling a national access number.
Building on the 24/7 availability of BBC Arabic radio on US phones, launched earlier this year, BBC World Service has added further international radio news programming to the service. The development of partnership between BBC World Service and AudioNow will expand the content for mobile listeners:
• BBC World Service in English is now available live to listeners in the US 24 hours a day, every day, by calling 7124326580
• on-demand news programming from BBC Persian can be accessed by calling 7124326583
• on-demand news programming from BBC Urdu can be accessed by calling 7124326584
• on-demand news programming from BBC Somali can be accessed by calling 7124326582.