August 13, 2022

BBC launches Korean language service covering North Korea

DPRK government may already be blocking some of the short-range frequencies, however

The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) began its Korean language programming on Monday, an announcement from the UK's national broadcaster reads, and will transmit news and radio to the entire Korean peninsula.

Its Korean language programming forms part of 11 new foreign language services that the BBC called the biggest expansion of its World Service since the 1940’s, with £289 million (USD$389,514,200) invested in the project.