BBC Arabic Available In U.S. Via Phone In AudioNow Deal
January 22, 2010 at 8:04 AM (PT)
BBC ARABIC is now available to American audiences via telephone through a deal with AUDIONOW. Listeners can dial into the feed at (202) 481-6881 to hear the station 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free except for long-distance and applicable mobile usage fees.
SIMON JENDALL, BBC WORLD SERVICE Head of Business Development -- AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST, said, "This is a really interesting partnership for BBC ARABIC. The ability for our radio listeners to access our content by simply dialling a phone number makes it incredibly simple for people to listen, wherever they are. It’s a great addition to our online, radio and TV services, and demonstrably increases our reach to Arabic speakers in the UNITED STATES."
ALPINE AUDIONOW LLC Managing Dir. ELAN BLUTINGER said, "BBC ARABIC is an unrivalled source of unbiased news and other content for Arabic speaking communities around the world. It will add a first-class resource to the content available on AUDIONOW."