International broadcasters BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle (DW), France24 and Voice of America (VoA) have launched a Turkish-language news channel.
The BBC is reaching a record weekly audience of 376 million people, according to new figures released Friday.
The government has promised to invest an annual £85 million (€121 million) in the BBC’s digital, TV and radio services as part of the Strategic Defence Review.
The BBC is considering the launch of a satellite TV service aimed at Russian speakers.
BBC World Service is launching the first ever BBC Urdu TV programme, Sairbeen, which will be broadcast by Express News in Pakistan.
The chairman of the BBC Trust has said additional funding will be made available to BBC World News as the 24-hour news channel is brought closer to BBC World Service radio.
BBC World Service has made its IPTV debut in Russia on the 24-hour live channel Dozhd TV.