A new app has been developed and launched by BBC World Service in partnership with US-based Zeno Media.
The app can be used to access news and radio programmes in places that have low internet coverage or where mobile data prices are exorbitant.
Users can either use their data, wi-fi or make use of the ‘call-to-listen’ function ,which is as cheap as a local call, in order to access content.
The new app is currently available globally for iOS and Android users with the exception of the UK while the call-to-listen function will be available in only 35 markets at the moment, including Pakistan and Nigeria.
Zeno Media is a US company that develops apps and phone services for broadcasters.