The poll also shows that, among Internet users, men are somewhat more enthusiastic about finding a partner online than women33 per cent of men regard the Internet as a good place to find a boyfriend or girlfriend, compared to 27 per cent of women.
Respondents aged 1824 are the most enthusiastic (36%)but even among those aged over 65, more than one in five (23%) regard the Internet as a good place to find a partner.
In his first Christmas Message, King George V stated that the service was intended for "men and women, so cut off by the snow, the desert, or the sea, that only voices out of the air can reach them." First hopes for the Empire Service were low.
The Director General, Sir John Reith (later Lord Reith) said in the opening programme: "Don't expect too much in the early days; for some time we shall transmit comparatively simple programmes, to give the best chance of intelligible reception and provide evidence as to the type of material most suitable for the service in each zone.
Ironically, it was the same government that inflicted massive damage to the broadcaster that came up with this expansion initiative.
Five years ago, David Cameron’s government, against all advice, slashed the World Service’s finances in October 2010 and radically altered its funding arrangement.
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City, University of London provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation UK.The programmes will neither be very interesting nor very good." This address was read out five times as it was broadcast live to different parts of the world.On 3 January 1938, the first foreign-language service was launched in Arabic.Programmes in German started on 29 March 1938, and by the end of 1942 broadcasts were being made in all major European languages.As a result, the Empire Service was renamed the BBC Overseas Service in November 1939, and a dedicated BBC European Service was added in 1941.World Service has been one of the most important information vehicles since the date it was founded.