BBC News unveils streaming service on Yahoo Japan to expand online reach

BBC News unveils streaming service on Yahoo Japan to expand its online region / BBC Japan

BBC News has introduced a live news streaming service on Yahoo Japan to expand its online reach in the region.

Users can access the service via the news section of Yahoo Japan's website. The service offers five hours of live news and four hours of documentaries selected from the BBC’s 24-hour international news channel, BBC World News, with Japanese subtitles.

It is available from 7am to 4pm on weekdays.

Programmes earmarked for live steaming include News Day, Asia Business Report, Hard Talk and Our World.

The news comes after BBC’s Japanese news site, BBC News Japan, expanded its production capacity in April.

Jim Egan, chief executive of BBC Global News, said: “I’m delighted that we are partnering with Yahoo Japan on this fantastic deal, which will enable us to bring BBC World News’ trusted international reporting to a substantially increased audience via Japan’s biggest online portal.

"It has been an exciting year for our digital business development and the launch of this deal - the first of its kind - is a further demonstration of how we are leading the way in digital innovation and finding new ways to connect audiences with our content in their local language."

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