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SEASON ROLLOVER – Why do shortwave frequencies have to change?

By Neale Bateman, BBC Account Manager, Encompass Digital Media Despite a slow decline over the past two decades, the use of high-frequency (shortwave) bands for national and international radio broadcasting remains a uniquely effective and efficient medium for reaching millions of listeners with a single transmitter. Bringing reliable and impartial news and information to global audiences provides a lifeline for remote populations who depend on a trustworthy source of information and education. And, never has this been demonstrated more starkly than […]

March 24, 2020

Spotlight on Ascension Island

Ascension Island – a six-mile stretch of volcanic rock in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean and part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cuna – is home to the BBC’s Atlantic Relay Station. Managed and operated by Encompass on behalf of the BBC World Service, the stations’ six powerful shortwave transmitters have been beaming critical radio broadcasts to millions of listeners in some of the remotest parts of Africa for more than […]

February 25, 2020

From Emerging Curiosity to Accepted Global Phenomenon, eSports Continues to Rise

Whether you regard eSports as a sport or not, with prize money already in the millions of dollars and a business with a predicted net worth of $3bn by 2022, eSports continues to rise as it commands a significant interest and audience and is only set to rise further.

February 18, 2020

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