BBC World Service resumes broadcasting in Iceland

We know we have very loyal radio listeners in Iceland and we look forward to them rejoining us on the airwaves.Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC World Service Group
Date: 13.08.2014     Last updated: 13.08.2014 at 10.28
Category: World Service
BBC World Service broadcasts resume in Iceland today (13 August 2014). Vodafone in Iceland has reached an agreement with the BBC to broadcast BBC World Service on FM radio in the Reykjavík area and via the company’s IPTV network around the country.

The news channel can be heard on FM 103.5. The BBC World Service will also be available on channel 319 via Vodafone’s IPTV network in Iceland.

In-depth news coverage and current affairs programming from BBC World Service is well known to Icelanders. The channel was previously broadcast on FM 94.3 until earlier this summer when the transmissions ended - much to the listeners’ dismay.

Peter Horrocks, Director of BBC World Service Group says: “We know we have very loyal radio listeners in Iceland and we look forward to them rejoining us on the airwaves.”

BBC World Service Head of Business Development, Europe, Fred Durman adds: “I’m delighted that, thanks to our agreement with Vodafone, audiences in Iceland will be able to tune into the BBC World Service on the radio once more, on FM 103.5.”

Stefán Sigurðsson, CEO of Vodafone Iceland says: “It is a pleasure to be able to announce the resumed broadcasting of the BBC World Service here in Iceland. The news channel has a dedicated following here, not the least due to its in-depth news coverage and ambitious programming at all times, on current affairs all over the world. This also explains the tremendous reaction when the channel‘s transmissions were cut earlier this summer. At Vodafone Iceland and the BBC, both parties are committed to providing listeners in Iceland with the BBC World Service in the long term.”

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