Programme alerts

Programme alerts

You can now have all the latest World Service programme information, plus news and sports headlines delivered straight to your desktop with the new BBC Alerts service.


This new desktop service replaces any previous BBC News or Sport desktop alert. These will be automatically removed when you install this new version.

Problems using this service?
If you experience any problems using BBC Alerts please refer to the help page: BBC Alerts help

Download notice
The desktop alert software is provided to you by Skinkers Limited ("Skinkers") and not by the BBC. Any claim you have in respect of the software must be made against Skinkers and you agree not to involve the BBC in any dispute with Skinkers in connection with the software or otherwise. Your downloading, installation and use of the software is subject to additional terms in the form of the "Skinkers Licence Agreement" which will be presented to you during installation.

Key features

  • You chose the content you want
  • Choose from ticker or hourly pop up alerts
  • Find out first with breaking news alerts
  • It's free and takes seconds to install
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