Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation launches live streaming

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has started live streaming of its broadcasts. A PBC official told Daily Times that programmes of National Broadcasting Service (NBS) could now be listened to live on the Internet. NBS is a dedicated Current Affair Channel of Radio Pakistan which broadcasts news bulletins, sports news, business updates and stock market reports, talk shows and interviews of prominent personalities besides social and cultural programmes 17 hours a day starting at 6:55 am and concluding at 12 midnight (0155-1900 UTC).

The official said programmes broadcast from NBS mainly originated from Islamabad while major regional stations of PBC including Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta also made their contribution in the daily transmission. He said the programmes of NBS, launched in August 2008, were broadcast on a network of eleven stations. “PBC is working on a plan to broadcast NBS programmes from a new FM network in the main cities of the country to make the broadcasts more loud and clear,” he said.

As of now, Radio Pakistan listeners around the world can get easy access to various programmes in all regional languages as well as in Urdu and English. NBS programmes can be accessed live on www.radio.gov.pk .
(Source: Daily Times/R Netherlands Media Network weblog)