Thursday, October 27, 2005

BBC Arabic TV


"The World Service said broadcasts in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Kazakh, Polish, Slovak, Slovene and Thai languages would end by March 2006. "

It is part of a �30m restructuring of the World Service and is being funded by the closure of 10 foreign language services - with the loss of 218 jobs.

The NUJ and Bectu unions have condemned news of the closures and job losses as a "bitter" and "devastating" blow.

The World Service provides news in English and 42 other languages and is funded by a Foreign Office grant.

The BBC World Service is to launch an Arabic television news channel in 2007, the corporation has confirmed.
The channel will initially broadcast 12 hours a day and will be the BBC's first publicly funded global TV service.
and go head to head with Aljazeera.Net English - Home Page


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