[LINE] LINE Offers Content From International News Media Source “BBC News” Through New Official Account

2014.09.17 LINE App

News Network to Leverage LINE’s Global User Base to Deliver News Video Clips
in America, Spain, and nine More Countries Around the World

Tokyo, Japan – September 16, 2014 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced that the first ever official account for an international news media source “BBC News” has officially opened in eleven countries around the world, including the United States and Spain.

BBC News is available in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide and attracts a weekly global audience of 265 million people.

By adding the official account as a friend, LINE users can receive the latest BBC breaking news on LINE via short video clips and other media.
The official account plans to expand the number of countries in which it is available as well as offer multi-lingual support.

Akira Morikawa, CEO of LINE Corporation, commented: “The addition of this great global media giant to the LINE platform is just the beginning of further expansion to the infrastructure of the global services we provide. LINE has acquired new users mainly in Europe, North America, and across Asia, while BBC News is breaking new ground in providing trusted impartial news content to audiences on LINE, whenever and wherever they need it. . We hope to see excellent results by combining the strengths both of our services have to offer.

BBC News Official Account Overview
Supported regions: the United States, Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, India, Philippines, Singapore, MalaysiaHong Kong
Supported languages: English