Thursday, May 29, 2014

BBC World Service increases broadcasts to Thailand

As authorities in Thailand take key national and international channels off air in the country, BBC World Service has increased its shortwave English-language radio broadcasts to Thailand, to continue the delivery of its independent news and analysis to audiences there. 

From 1am GMT on Monday 26 May, BBC World Service expanded its availability via shortwave to Thailand by adding 10 hours of broadcasts to its daily shortwave schedule (all times GMT):

01:00-03:00 UTC on 11600 kHz
03:00-05:00 UTC on 7370 kHz
05:00-11:00 UTC on 11700 kHz

Acting Director of BBC World Service Group, Liliane Landor, says: "In times of national crisis, there is an acute need for accurate, trusted and impartial news. This is why, with our international TV news channel off the air in Thailand, we have increased BBC World Service radio broadcasts in the country."

The above transmissions add to BBC World Service's six hours of shortwave broadcasts at peak times for Thailand.

(BBC World Service Press Release)

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