The BBC is launching a new service in the US this weekend called News24.
This is a free service, which will allow you to listen to live BBC Radio 4 and 5 live and on demand to the BBC News website.
It’s a big move for the broadcaster, which has traditionally relied on listeners in the UK.
The BBC had only just opened up the service last year and it has struggled to get its US listeners to subscribe.
News24 has more than 2.2 million subscribers, but only half of those have yet to get their first bite of the News of the World (NWS).
The BBC is also launching a free app, News24, in the new year, which is expected to be rolled out to users in the coming weeks.
The newsreader will be able to listen live on BBC Radio4 and 5Live, with the app’s user interface set to resemble that of the BBC app.
News24 will be available for free to anyone who is on a free trial, with users able to subscribe for as little as £6.
News 24 will also be available to anyone on a pay-TV subscription and has a range of other features, including access to the News24 app for free and to BBC iPlayer.
News of the Wos election has been widely reported as the most damaging political scandal of recent times.
The investigation was triggered when former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks accused the media of “stealing” her story in an effort to damage her career and influence the election outcome.
But the BBC has always insisted that Brooks had done nothing wrong and that she was the victim of a concerted campaign to undermine her reputation.
News of her alleged involvement in the affair was published by the Daily Mirror.
The BBC’s chief executive, Tony Hall, apologised in the run-up to the election and insisted the investigation had been “completely thorough”.
“I can say categorically that it has been, and remains, completely and unreservedly my intention to find the person responsible for this terrible crime and bring them to justice,” Hall said.
“I believe it was a deliberate attack on me personally, on the BBC and on the whole BBC family.
I hope everyone who believes that my actions were wrong will also come to the same conclusion.”
The BBC has also announced that it is offering free access to its website and app for a year.
The move comes after the BBC lost its bid to appeal the court order that the broadcaster apologise to Brooks for a report that was published at the height of the inquiry.
News Corp has already said it will continue to operate in the News UK division of the news organisation, where Brooks was a senior editor.