Current Schedule & Clocks BBC World Service

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2018 Winter Schedule (11/5/17 – 3/10/18)
2017 Winter Interim Schedule (10/29/17-11/4/17)


00:00 - 00:59 Billboard
01:00 - 03:59 Newscast 1
04:00 - 05:59 Newscast 2
06:00 - 28:59 Program
29:00 - 29:29 National Funders
29:30 - 29:59 Cutaway
30:00 - 30:29 Billboard
30:30 - 32:29 Newscast
32:30 - 58:59 Program
59:00 - 59:59 Cutaway

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Feed Information

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 hours they wish to receive.


Stations not wishing or able to carry complete programs or hours of BBC World Service content may utilize the "Newscasts Only" service from APM and the BBC World Service. Stations may carry any and all "top of the hour" and “bottom of the hour” newscasts available 24 hours a day. There is a separate carriage fee structure for stations that carry Newscasts only.

BBC Newscasts are part of the regular 24x7 BBC World Service feed available via 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.

00:00 - 00:59 Billboard
01:00 - 03:59 Newscast 1
04:00 - 05:59 Newscast 2
30:30 - 32:29 Newscast 3

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Broadcast Rights

BBC Newscasts are available to all American Public Media affiliate stations for broadcast. BBC Newscasts must be aired live; no tape delaying or editing allowed. Stations paying only for BBC Newscasts service have no rights to broadcast other content in the feeds and must contact APM if they desire full access. (Conversely, stations already subscribing to the full BBC World Service package do not need to pay for the "BBC Newscasts" service and may carry newscasts as desired.)


Program Feed Schedule

BBC Newshour is available via ContentDepot, with a consistent clock 7 days a week. To get the programs, stations must subscribe to the BBC World Service program pages in ContentDepot. Stations must subscribe to the live stream(s) they wish to receive. ContentDepot live streams are made available at the following times:

Monday - Friday
0900 - 0959 ET
1000 - 1059 ET
1500 - 1559 ET
1600 - 1659 ET

Saturday - Sunday
0800 - 0859 ET
1600 - 1659 ET

(All feeds also on BBC World Service Live Stream.)

BBC Topline

Use Topline between :30 and :45 for consistent global news updates during Morning Edition.


Rob Hugh-Jones
Pooneh Ghoddoosi
Rich Preston


00:01:29 (Mono)

Program Feed Schedule

Delivered via ContentDepot file transfer at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. ET each weekday morning. The air window for both runs from ::30:00 - ::45:00. The length of the program is 90 seconds. Stations airing Topline should subscribe to the BBC Topline page in ContentDepot.

If you have questions regarding managing your subscription or how to automate Topline, please contact APM's ICC at 651-290-1563 or via email at

Broadcast Rights

Topline is available to all BBC-carrying American Public Media affiliate stations for broadcast. Topline must be aired from ::30:00 to ::45:00 each hour; no editing allowed. Simulcast streaming rights are available for BBC programming. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.