4/16/2009 5:33:00 PM
Nokia and BBC strengthen partnership with another radio station
The BBC and Nokia have strengthened the partnership with the addition of the Russian language BBC World Service radio station.
The new content will be added to three existing channels currently BBC World Service in English, BBC World Service’s 24-hour rolling news in English, and BBC Arabic. The stations can be played through a Nokia internet radio application.
The BBC said earlier this month that the mobile had become it ‘fastest growing channel’.
The Nokia N96 launched with an inbuilt version of the BBC iPlayer in October 2008. The media player is available on many different handsets like iPhone, Sony Ericsson C905 and Samsung Omnia as a download.
The BBC’s controller of world service business development Ruxandra Obreja, said: ‘We’re delighted to continue strengthening the BBC’s agreement with Nokia, launching a new language stream and giving listeners a richer, broader offering while they are on the move.’
Nokia’s head of radio business, Teemu Tarnanen, said: ‘The BBC channels are consistently in the Top 10 most popular channels in Nokia Internet Radio, and we're thrilled to have more BBC content available to millions of mobile listeners through the service.’