About BBC World Service
The BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It was announced in November 2015 that the BBC World Service will start broadcasting in Nigerian Pidgin and Yoruba in Nigeria when this service starts it will bring the total number of broadcast languages to 31.
The World Service reached 210 million people a week (TV, radio and online) on average in 2015. The English-language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.