BBC, MediaCorp renew agreement on transmission in Singapore

MUMBAI: The BBC World Service has renewed its transmission agreement with the Singapore-based MediaCorp Technologies.

The contract signed a few days ago in Singapore will see the BBC World Service remain on Singapore's airwaves indefinitely. The BBC World Service 88.9FM has been transmitting in Singapore since 1976 and it reaches an audience of 300,000 people every week.

For the past decade MediaCorp Technologies has been responsible for the transmission of the BBC World Service in Singapore. This facility receives the BBC programmes live from London via satellite and simultaneously relays it on FM to all parts of Singapore.

BBC World Service broadcasts programmes around the world in 43 languages and is available on radio and online. It has a global audience of 149 million listeners.

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