BBC World Service

BBC World Service is available via the ContentDepot. Stations must subscribe to each hour of BBC World Service programming they intend to air. The ContentDepot program pages are set up as individual hourly live feeds (0000, 0100, 0200, etc.) for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Stations must subscribe to all of the hours they wish to receive.

BBC Topline

BBC Topline is delivered via ContentDepot file transfer at 6:30:00, 7:30:00, 8:30:00, 9:30:00, and 10:30:00 ET each morning, Monday through Friday. The air window for both will run from ::30:00 - ::45:00. The length of the program will continue to be 90 seconds.

BBC Newscasts

BBC Newscasts are part of the regular 24x7 BBC World Service feed available via the ContentDepot. There is no unique "Newscasts Only" feed. Stations must subscribe to each of the live stream(s) for the hours in which they wish to air the newscasts.

On-Air Promos

Daily live promos for Newshour are available via the ContentDepot.

Generic promos for Newshour, Newshour music beds, and generic promos for World Service are available on ContentDepot.

Additional generic promos are available on the BBC Partners site:
BBC Partners site.

On the BBC Partners site, click on Downloads in the menu on the left. Once on the Downloads page, enter the name of the program for which you need promos in the search box at the top of the page and hit "enter".

Custom Promos

You can request your own custom promo. Please complete the custom promo form.

The BBC World Service has specific considerations around custom promo requests. Please allow up to 6 weeks for production of custom promos.

Also, please note that the BBC is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.


Use our suggested pitch points to raise more money for your BBC World Service programming. Complement your efforts with generic promos on ContentDepot.


Use our one-sheet to strengthen your pitches and investment.

Station Representatives

Andy Martin

amartin@americanpublicmedia.org, 651-290-1098

Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Washington DC

Amy Lundgren

astephens@americanpublicmedia.org, 651-290-1137

California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, Wyoming

Miguel Vargas

mvargas@americanpublicmedia.org, 651-290-1402

Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

BBC Partners Site

BBC Partners is a dedicated site providing everything our partners need, from program information to content downloads.

BBC Listener Inquiries

Did a member of your audience miss a story, or want to hear it again? Please contact larissa.abid@bbc.co.uk.

Production Contacts

Larissa Abid
Phone: 011-44-2036144771
E-mail: larissa.abid@bbc.co.uk

Social Media

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