American Public Media Takes Over U.S. Distribution Of BBC World Service
July 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM (PT)
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA has inked a new five-year deal to distribute the BBC WORLD SERVICE English-language service to U.S. public radio stations. The deal began on JULY 1st and supplants the previous distribution deal with PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL.
"With global events often resonating at national and local levels, BBC WORLD SERVICE is a distinct voice offering U.S. audiences access to independent and impartial news," said BBC GLOBAL NEWS Controller English RICHARD PORTER. "Against a news landscape of increased noise and opinion, BBC WORLD SERVICE gets to the heart of news stories with objective reporting from around the world and allows U.S. audiences a unique perspective on their own country. I'm delighted that we are working with AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA in the U.S., and hope that together we can best serve the needs of our audiences here."
"We're committed to helping U.S. audiences understand our rapidly changing world, and we are excited by this new partnership with the BBC WORLD SERVICE," said APM Pres./CEO JON MCTAGGART. "Now more than ever, U.S. audiences are wrestling with important questions, and the BBC WORLD SERVICE provides an uncompromised free press that informs, illuminates and explains the 'what' and 'why it matters' from around the globe."