First Muslim Radio prepares for UK-wide broadcast

2015-03-30 08:46:55 | Al Muslim News
First Muslim Radio prepares for UK-wide broadcast

 

The United Kingdom is all set to get its 1st national Muslim-orientated radio station.
UK media regulator Ofcom confirmed it has awarded Sound Digital, a consortium of Arqiva, Bauer and UTV Media, the license to broadcast 14 stations nationally including first Muslim radio station from 2016.
The new radio station known as British Muslim Radio (BMR) is one of two Asians channels that were a part of the winning consortium.
The BMR will provide “Asian music and speech, with elements of Islamic content”.
It will broadcast programming in English, Urdu and some other south Asian languages.
The British channel 4 broadcasted the Azaan, Muslim call to prayer on a daily basis during the holy month of Ramadan in 2013.
Tv Channels for Muslim communities in the UK are not new and several Islamic channels have been broadcasting in the UK since 2004..

Tags: #

Latest News

What to Next

Paradise Papers UK Queen Elizabeth II's private estate invested in offshore funds

LONDON:  Millions of pounds from the private estate of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II have been invested in offshore tax haven funds, a hu... More

Bahrain orders citizens to leave Lebanon

Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” Sunday after the country's prime minister resigned in a sudden televise... More

Hezbollah Riyadh Imposed Resignation of Lebanon Hariri

BEIRUT: Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, said on Sunday the resignation of Saad Hariri had been “imposed” by Saudi Arabia. &ldq... More

Trump says time for patience on N.Korea is over

TOKYO: The time for “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, President Donald Trump said Monday, after winning Japan’s backing... More

KSA freezes accounts of detained suspects, corruption money to be reimbursed to treasury

Saudi authorities have announced that they will freeze the bank accounts of the 11 suspects detained in the kingdom on corruption charges,&n... More

`Ober` banned the American woman on anti-Muslim tweets

New York: Taxi service 'Ober' and 'Lift' banned American women, after hitting violent attacks on Muslims after a truck attack in the U... More

90 killed in Kabul blast: Afghan intel says attack planned by Haqqani network, ISI

CHARIKAR: At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on W... More

World's first hydrogen powered tram runs in China

China-produced first ever tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started its journey in Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province, the move will red... More

Indian preacher Zakir Naik finds refuge in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with the Indian Muslim tele... More

Putin in Iran to talk Syria, nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Nov. 1designed to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United ... More

86