With studios in Nepal, Brunei and the UK, BFBS Gurkha Radio opened in 2011, offering its own bespoke Nepali news service. Also that year, we broadcast live from its new studio in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
And 2011 was the year that BFBS Radio broadcast to the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).
In 2013, BFBS secured a new 10-year contract with the Ministry of Defence, enabling us to continue as the provider of choice for broadcast services to the British forces worldwide.
Forces TV launched in 2014 to bring news and features about the armed forces to a wider UK public audience with an interest in the military, with a Forces TV YouTube channel following soon after.
Two years later, we formally launched our commercial digital and media services, and the Forces Media Academy welcomed its first student intake in 2017.
2019 saw us reaching more global locations than ever before with radio services broadcast worldwide, and permanently-manned stations in Brunei, Bahrain, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.