Monday, April 20, 2009

BBC Russian now on Nokia internet radio

BBC Russian-language radio can now be listened to live on Nokia mobile phones.

The Russian channel will be added to three audio channels currently available - BBC World Service in English, BBC World Service's 24-hour rolling news in English, and BBC Arabic.

All four channels will be available for live streaming, offering high-quality, impartial and editorially independent news and information. The new Russian channel will offer eight hours of live radio every weekday, from 14 April. Transmissions will run from 0100 to 0130 GMT; 0230 to 0600 GMT; and 1300 to 1900 GMT. In addition, weekend programming will run from 1600 to 1730 GMT on Saturdays and Sundays.

New and recent models of Nokia phones will come with the pre-installed radio application which can be found in the Applications menu. BBC channels are listed in the station directory.

Ruxandra Obreja, Controller, BBC World Service Business Development team, says: "We're delighted to continue strengthening the BBC's agreement with Nokia, launching another language stream and giving listeners a richer, broader offering while they are on the move."

Karl Kathuria, Head of Digital Delivery, BBC World Service, adds: "This shows our commitment to offering our content to multiple platforms in a variety of ways."

Nokia's head of radio business, Teemu Tarnanen says: "The BBC channels are consistently in the Top 10 most popular channels in Nokia Internet Radio.

"We're thrilled to have more BBC content available to the millions of mobile listeners through the service."

If your Nokia handset doesn't already have the radio feature, you can download the application from

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