The BBC World Service’s 60-second audio news bulletin is being broadcast on a commercial radio station in Europe for the first time.
BBC Minute, which is updated every half an hour 24/7, is airing on Cyprus station Rock FM.
Rock FM broadcasts on transmitters in Limassol, Paphos and Latchi. The BBC Minute bulletin will go out on the station six times a day.
Mary Hockaday, Controller, BBC World Service English, says: “BBC Minute is now available in Cyprus, building on its increasing presence through digital and radio outlets around the world. We are delighted to bring the BBC’s trusted journalism to Rock FM’s listeners with the creative and talented team at BBC Minute.”
Philippos Sophocleous, Director, Rock FM, adds: “I could not be happier with this new deal. The BBC is known for its accuracy and impartiality in news reporting and we are excited to begin broadcasting BBC Minute on our radio station.”
BBC Minute launched in 2015 and now broadcasts on 18 partner radio stations in 9 countries around the world, from Lagos to Hong Kong. It’s available online and through platforms including iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Amazon Echo.