5 Facts About BBC World Service

1. The BBC World Service already has a deep integration with Alexa that allows users to simply request a radio station by name to be seamlessly directed onto the BBC iPlayer 'skill'.

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2. The BBC World Service traditionally broadcasts the chimes of Big Ben in London at the start of a new year.

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3. In November 2016, the BBC World Service announced it plans to start broadcasts in Korean.

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4. In those two countries, the BBC World Service was only available via shortwave and the Internet.

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5. At its launch, the BBC World Service was located along with most radio output in Broadcasting House.

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