The BBC World Service aims to be the world's first choice amongst international broadcasters. We want to inspire people and illuminate their lives. Our programmes need to support - and build on - our reputation for being authoritative, impartial and accurate. With your help we can achieve all of this...and make the most of our unique ability to bring the world together, making connections and helping listeners make sense of the world. We seek impact and originality.
If you wish to propose ideas to World Service you will need to do so through an in-house department or a registered independent company. World Service has a Registered Suppliers list of Independent Production Companies. We cannot consider ideas from companies not on this register. If you wish to join the Suppliers List please contact Vanessa Morris & Karen Howe, assistants to Tony Phillips. Companies with significant production experience will be considered.
Please read through the World Service guidelines here
Please also take a look at our Guidelines to Taking Pictures here
Commissioning round updates
There are no current commissioning opportunities for World Service.
If you interested in submitting proposals and are not currently on the World Service Registered Supplier List, please contact email@example.com
Latest Radio news
Nigerian and Liverpool footballer Asisat Oshoala has won the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. The 20-year-old forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, which is voted for by football fans around the world.
New figures unveiled today show the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people. This represents the combined measured reach of international BBC content – both news and entertainment – for the year 2014/15 and is the first time this figure has ever been measured in this way.
Radio 4 Extra – Radio 4’s sister station - has posted its biggest ever audience to become the largest digital-only station in the UK, according to data published by RAJAR.