17 Sep 2013

Press Release: BBC Hausa to present its mobile website in Responsive Design at NigeriaCom


BBC Hausa Editor, Mansur Liman is participating in the NigeriaCom conference in Lagos where he will present the bbchausa.com website now available in Responsive Design. The presentation will take place at Function Room 1, The Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, at 12.30 on Wednesday 18 September.

 Mansur Liman will talk about the way the Responsive Design technology changes the user experience of those who access bbchausa.com via mobile phones.  
  • The BBC Hausa mobile site was re-launched in Responsive Design in January 2013 when it was among the very first non-English-language African sites in Responsive Design.  
  • With the launch of a “responsive” BBC Hausa mobile website all users coming to the site are automatically routed to the mobile optimised version, thus getting the best possible user experience their device can deliver. 
  • Over 95% of bbchausa.com users come to the site via mobile phones – hundreds of different models in any given week. While previously they would all have had the same experience which did not reflect the advantages of their particular type of mobile phone, now, with the introduction of the Responsive Design technology, they get the best possible experience that their phone can manage. 
 Mansur Liman will also talk about the expansion of the bbchausa.com content – including video products – and about the availability of this enriched content to the regional media via syndication to various aggregators who see value of BBC content.    

 BBC Hausa (bbchausa.com; facebook.com/bbchausa; @bbchausa) is part of BBC World Service, an international multimedia broadcaster which delivers a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and via wireless handheld devices. 

 BBC World Service uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 192 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels. Its news sites include audio and video content and offer opportunities to join the global debate. BBC World Service offers its multilingual radio content to partner FM stations around the world and has numerous partnerships supplying content to news websites, mobile phones and other wireless handheld devices as well as TV channels. 
 The BBC attracts a weekly global audience of 256 million people to its international news services including BBC World ServiceBBC World News television channel and bbc.com/news.

 For more information and interview opportunities, please contact:
BBC Global News Communications – Lala Najafova lala.najafova@bbc.co.uk