The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has started live streaming of its broadcasts on the Internet.
The step has been taken to bridge the divide through enhancing focus on integration of communication and opportunities for development. By streaming on the Internet, Radio Pakistan has not only extended its radius of coverage but also provided easy access to its listeners worldwide.
According to a statement issued by the PBC, programmes of National Broadcasting Service (NBS) can now be listened live on the Internet. The service is a dedicated Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan, which broadcasts news, talk shows and interviews of prominent personalities besides social and cultural programmes 17 hours a day, starting at 6:55 a.m. and concluding at 12 midnight.
In the background of fast moving events around the world, it was felt that the audience needed to be kept informed with the latest events. For this purpose, a News & Current Affairs Channel (NCAC) was launched on April 18, 2001, which was the only channel of its kind in Asia. NCAC was converted into Current Affairs Channel (CAC) and then on August 28, 2008, it was converted into NBS. As Radio Pakistan starts its new Internet Streaming Service now, listeners around the world can get easy access to various programmes live on the address www.radio.gov.pk