BBC Korea goes live

The BBC Korean language service started broadcasting today (Korea time / 4:30pm UK time yesterday). According to the press release, BBC News Korean features a daily 30-minute radio news programme broadcast at 15.30 GMT on Shortwave (SW) and 16.30 GMT Medium wave (MW). The service will also feature a digital offer with written stories, videos […]

BBC Korea Service expected to start as early as 2017

It was confirmed today that Korean would be one of the 11 additional languages in which the BBC World Service will broadcast. An accompanying interview with a BBC official on this morning’s Today programme said that the Korean content is likely to be a half-hour daily news programme focused on regional current affairs, though world […]

BBC North Korea service takes a step closer

A couple of years ago a campaign started for a BBC Korea service. At the time my attitude was one of polite and disengaged interest, taking the view that South Koreans probably wouldn’t be particularly interested, and North Koreans wouldn’t be able to tune in, so the impact of a new service would be limited. […]

BBC World Service to broadcast in Korean?

A proposal to launch an additional language for the BBC World Service, to broadcast across the entire Korean peninsula. Go like their Facebook page, launched a couple of days ago. The British Broadcasting Corporation is currently considering whether to implement a Korean language radio service to be broadcast across the Korean peninsula. At present, the […]