The BBC World Service will be in Uganda on 3rd April to broadcast BBC Minute – the dynamic 60 second news blast aimed at younger audiences around the world.
BBC Minute bulletins are vibrant summaries of the news headlines and topical stories which are relevant to young people and delivered in a style that entertains as well as educates and informs. It is broadcast twice an hour, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week by a team of journalists in London.
BBC Minute will mark its second birthday by sending a team of journalists to Uganda, where BBC Minute is partnering with three stations – XFM in Kampala, Victoria FM in Jinja and King FM in Gulu. The team will broadcast for 24 hours from Kampala, beginning at 8am from the XFM studios before heading to Makerere University later in the day.
BBC World Service is also launching additional youth news products with BBC Minute On…– 60 second features that focus on a single subject and delve into the stories which matter most to young audiences. There will be two BBC Minute On… available each day, elaborating on one particular news item or topic of interest – from the latest tech and business to science, fitness and he trends behind the headlines.
Stephen Titherington, Sr Commissioning Editor of BBC World Service English said: “BBC Minute delivers impartial news coverage to young Ugandans who are curious about the world and eager to stay up to speed on the latest breaking news, sport and entertainment. With the new BBC Minute On…, we’ll be able to offer these listeners additional information on the key story of the day and explore other themes or subjects that reflect the world around us. ”
BBC Minute launched in 2015, and BBC World Service now partner with radio stations in countries around the world. Partners take BBC Minute and air them on their own stations, bringing the BBC World Service’s trusted journalism to new audiences. Radio stations will also be able to receive new BBC Minute On.. which focus on a single subject in more detail. BBC Minute is also available to download via itunes, Spotify, Tunein and via the BBC World Service’s own website.