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BBC on FM in Maldives for first time

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MUMBAI: UK pubcaster BBC World Service's English radio programmes can now be heard on FM for the first time in the Maldives capital of Male.

BBC World Service news bulletins, sporting and current affairs programmes will broadcast daily on Capital Radio 95.6 following the signing of a new agreement with their owner Asna Maldives Pvt Ltd.

BBC business development manager for the South Asia Pacific region Helen Kathuria said, "The BBC has a strong tradition of loyal listenership in this region so it's great that we can reach yet more people in crystal clear FM quality sound. We are also delighted to be partnering with one of the first private radio broadcasters in the Maldives."

Asna Maldives MD Abdulla Nasheed added, "We are proud to be associated with the world's leading international radio broadcaster and thrilled that our listeners can now enjoy the BBC's unique mix of news, sports and feature programmes across the city."

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