Broadcast in 27 languages, BBC World Service attracts a weekly global audience of 166 million people1 who regard it as the most objective voice in international news.
Those who visit the BBC World Service language websites bbcmundo.com, bbcarabic.com and bbcrussian.com want to be stimulated and challenged by a breadth of content not available elsewhere. They are also openly optimistic and seek in-depth news coverage to understand the impact it could have on their lives2.
1 BBC World Service Key Facts, December 2011
2 HCHLV Global Profiles Study, 2008
3 comScore, November 2011
4 Online Pulse bbc.co.uk/worldservice wave 6, January-March 2011. Percentage of users agreeing with statements as description of site.
5 Q1 2012 average monthly UBs, BBC servers, desktop and mobile, Omniture Discover (excluding data between 29 January and 4 February 2012). Data refers to BBC servers only and hence excludes reach via partner sites.
6 Nielsen (until September 2011) / Omniture (September 2011 onwards)
7 EMS Middle East 2012.Target is bbcarabic.com monthly audience (62,000/109)