BBC Releases BBC News App for Android, Download Now

Received a mail about BBC Android app. If you are a fan of  BBC, do download the free app. Key features of the app include:-

  • Simple design with easy scrolling for efficient browsing
  • Watch or listen to the latest news headlines
  • Listen live to BBC World Service radio
  • Personalise your home screen by adding and removing sections
  • Set text size to suit your preferences
  • A choice to automatically update content in the background

Stay Updated With BBC News App On Android

Singapore, 14 June 2011. Android users in Singapore will now not only have free access to the latest global news on the go, but also be able to share those stories via social networks, email and SMS, with the international launch of the new BBC News App for Android mobile devices (https://market.android.com/details?id=bbc.mobile.news.ww&feature=search_result).

Delivering global news, business, politics, health, education, science and environment, technology and entertainment stories, as well as correspondent features and analysis, the BBC News App for Android, with a real-time headline ticker, gives audiences instant access  to its breaking news wherever they are.

Extremely user-friendly, the simple design of the new BBC News App for Android, with its easy scrolling for efficient browsing, allows the audience to watch video reports, listen live to BBC World Service radio or read the latest news updates with ease. It also allows audiences to personalize their home screen by adding and removing sections, setting text size to their specific preferences, and also automatically update content in the background.

The app’s video experience is accessible over wifi and 3G connections, and is supported on Android devices versions 1.6 and above.

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Commented Chris Davies, Commercial Director for BBC.com at BBC Worldwide: “The BBC has been making its News content available on mobile devices for over nine years now and it’s great to continue that journey by offering enhanced app experiences. Giving the millions of loyal BBC News fans access to our free app in the Android market place has been a big
priority for us and I’m thrilled that even more people will now have access to high-quality, impartial and trusted news from right around the globe in the palm of their hands.”

The free app has already proved hugely popular on the iPhone and iPad with over 3m downloads outside of the UK since it launched in April 2010.

About BBC.com

The BBC is one of the most respected brands on the Internet and offers up to the minute international news, business, sports, travel, weather, lifestyle and technology content and in depth analysis. BBC.com is the online expression of the BBC outside of the UK and is run by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. In November 2007 the site introduced advertising outside of the UK to an audience of 54 million unique users* generating revenues to reinvest in BBC content and services.* (Omniture Jan – July 2010)

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, BBC Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands. In 2009/10, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £145 million (operating profit before specific items) on sales of £1074 million (including Group revenue
and the Group’s share of joint-ventures’ revenue).

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BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April 2009. This prestigious award for International Trade recognised the company’s substantial growth in overseas earnings and its commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years’ trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer.

For more information please visit www.bbcworldwide.com <http://www.bbcworldwide.com>

About BBC World News

BBC Global News includes BBC World Service, BBC World News television, bbc.com/news (the BBC’s international-facing online news site) and BBC Monitoring.

BBC World News, the BBC’s commercially funded international 24-hour news and information channel, is owned and operated by BBC World News Ltd, a member of the BBC’s commercial group of companies. BBC World News is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and around 300 million households and 1.8 million hotel rooms. The channel’s content is also available on 118 cruise ships, 40 airlines, 39 mobile phone networks and a number of major online
platforms including bbc.com/news <blocked::http://www.bbc.com/news>. For further information on how to receive BBC World News, download schedules or find out more about the channel, visit bbcworldnews.com <http://www.bbcworld.com/>.