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BBC World Service

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BBC World Service

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:01 pm

BBC abandoned their North American shortwave audience about a dozen years ago. But sometimes it's still possible to receive their broadcasts they direct towards other parts of the world.

From a transmitter located in Madagascar, they broadcast to Western Africa for one hour every night on 9915 KHZ. But their signal crosses the Atlantic and provides fair reception in North America most nights.

Of course, if they ever found out someone over here was listening, they'd shut it down.

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Re: BBC World Service

Post by CurlyHoward » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:12 pm

actually they shut down SW broadcasts to North america back in 2000, it was hugely controversial in the shortwave listener community and the first real sign that streaming was replacing shortwave rather than just supplementing it.



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Re: BBC World Service

Post by paul8539 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm

They have BBC World News as a sub-channel to some PBS stations, on the International Channel. No need for shortwave broadcasts to the US.



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Re: BBC World Service

Post by n8fnr » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:42 pm

paul8539 wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm
They have BBC World News as a sub-channel to some PBS stations, on the International Channel. No need for shortwave broadcasts to the US.
I listen to the BBC WS daily via XM or one of my three streaming receivers.

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Re: BBC World Service

Post by ZenithCKLW » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:53 pm

I worked on a project in college in 2002 centered around the BBC World Service and the media. My task was to outline the differences in reporting methods between the BBC and an American news service. I was excited to listen to BBC on shortwave for a research project for my first semester of college. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the shortwave signal, even with my shortwave technical know-how, and internet resources weren't kept up to date back then, so I didn't know if it was even still in service. I had to finish the project using the BBC's streaming service. Streaming service in 2002 wasn't exactly as easy or reliable as it is today. So much buffering, and getting RealPlayer to connect was just a pain.



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Re: BBC World Service

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:02 pm

paul8539 wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm
They have BBC World News as a sub-channel to some PBS stations, on the International Channel. No need for shortwave broadcasts to the US.
Maybe that's fine - if you never leave your living room!



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Re: BBC World Service

Post by TeddyBear » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:37 am

paul8539 wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm
They have BBC World News as a sub-channel to some PBS stations, on the International Channel. No need for shortwave broadcasts to the US.
This is an opportunity for antiquated NPR radio stations that are HD. NOBODY in radio sees a good opportunity, but internet folks do. One reason radio is dying.


Something to think about- Just because I point out that you cannot do your job properly and appropriately, does not mean that anyone is calling you a bad person. However, you tell the world that you are a bad person by denying that you cannot do your job.

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Re: BBC World Service

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:36 pm

n8fnr wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:42 pm
paul8539 wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm
They have BBC World News as a sub-channel to some PBS stations, on the International Channel. No need for shortwave broadcasts to the US.
I listen to the BBC WS daily via XM or one of my three streaming receivers.

Zack S
BBC decided that instead of providing their programming free, over the air, they can sell it to PBS, SiriusXM and cable companies.

And the entities who are paying for that programming don't want competition from free OTA,. broadcasts.


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Re: BBC World Service

Post by TeddyBear » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:36 pm
n8fnr wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:42 pm
paul8539 wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:02 pm
They have BBC World News as a sub-channel to some PBS stations, on the International Channel. No need for shortwave broadcasts to the US.
I listen to the BBC WS daily via XM or one of my three streaming receivers.

Zack S
BBC decided that instead of providing their programming free, over the air, they can sell it to PBS, SiriusXM and cable companies.

And the entities who are paying for that programming don't want competition from free OTA,. broadcasts.
Free BBC news is out there. You just have to know where to look. Yes, Money Sponge TV is one place. However, if you look in the "new" forms of media, it will be staring you in the face... apps, channels and sites, legally. And trust me... the Money Sponge TV 6pm reports is actually allot different than what the world or the UK sees on it's local taxation television.


Something to think about- Just because I point out that you cannot do your job properly and appropriately, does not mean that anyone is calling you a bad person. However, you tell the world that you are a bad person by denying that you cannot do your job.

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