The BBC has added its Russian-language radio channel to Nokia’s Internet Radio application on mobile devices.
The Russian channel will be added to three audio channels currently available – BBC World Service in English, BBC World Service’s 24-hour rolling news in English, and BBC Arabic.
The newly-extended BBC content will be available on selected Nokia device models through the company’s Internet Radio application. All four channels will be available for live streaming.
Karl Kathuria, Head of Digital Delivery, BBC World Service, adds: “We’ve taken steps recently to improve the delivery of our audio and video content, including increased bitrates and AAC+ streaming to support recent site redesigns. With this deal in place, we now have four stations available on Nokia’s Internet Radio platform, in mp3 format. This shows our commitment to offering our content to multiple platforms in a variety of ways.”
Nokia’s Head of Radio Business, Teemu Tarnanen, adds: “The BBC channels are consistently in the top ten 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.”
The new Russian channel will offer eight hours of live radio every weekday from 14 April 2009.
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