BBG’s rapidly growing, multi-media affiliate network offers vast audiences a wide range of program and content options that are placed by our marketing team. Located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, our team targets high impact affiliations with major television networks, prominent internet portals and local AM and FM stations.
Our affiliates provide prime time, U.S. international broadcasting live simulcasts and web-streams, as well as pre-recorded programming. Affiliate agreements bring customer commitment, service and success, as we engage new broadcast partners and strengthen longstanding relationships. Our media development team forges partnerships with U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations and commercial and public broadcasters to create programs that support democratic institutions, good governance, the free flow of information and the free enterprise system.
Eastern and Southern Africa
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, this Regional Marketing Bureau provides affiliate services in 20+ countries across the Horn, East and Great lakes Region, Southern Africa plus the two Congos. The office establishes partnerships with radio and TV broadcasters, mobile and web media, plus 24-hour independent VOA FM transmissions; creates and executes promotion/advertising campaigns and handles installation and repair of satellite reception packages.
The office maintains staff in several countries to monitor the markets and to recruit and maintain broadcast partnerships. Currently, VOA radio and TV programs are available in over 250 cities and towns across the region via 100+ broadcast partners, including several national networks.
Contact Paula Caffey to learn more about joining our affiliate network:
IBB Office of Marketing and Program Placement – Eastern and Southern Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Western and Central Africa
This Accra, Ghana-based Bureau provides affiliate services in about 20 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo,) across West and parts of Central Africa.
The office sets up partnerships with radio and TV broadcasts, mobile and web media, plus 24-hour independent VOA FM transmissions; creates and executes promotion and advertising campaigns, arranges journalism training and handles shipping, installation, repair and maintenance of satellite reception packages.
Contact Kathryn Peterson for more information:
IBB Office of Marketing and Program Placement – Western and Central Africa
East Asia and Pacific
Located in Bangkok, Thailand, our East Asia/Pacific Marketing Bureau provides affiliate services in 11 countries across the region from South Korea to Kuala Lumpur. The office recruits new affiliates, maintains relations with current ones, repairs damaged equipment and draws up agreements.
The office maintains staff in several East Asian countries that monitor markets, talk to affiliates and observe regional developments. The Bureau manages about 400 radio, television, print and digital affiliates.
Contact Birgit Berg for more affiliation information:
IBB Office of Marketing and Program Placement – East Asia and Pacific
Our Latin America Marketing Bureau provides support services to VOA affiliates in 16 Spanish-speaking countries and in Haiti. The marketing officer canvases for new affiliates and is actively involved in drafting placement objectives for each market, as well as drawing up agreements.
The Bureau maintains relations with current affiliates; acts as intermediary whenever technical or equipment difficulties arise; and monitors usage of VOA content. The marketing officer talks to programmers and station owners in the region to help inform VOA coverage strategy. Current efforts include placing regular Washington Bureau interactives between VOA and key stations in the largest markets.
Iscar Blanco can tell you more about becoming an affiliate:
Office of Marketing and Program Placement – Latin America
Tel: +1 202 382 5960
The Prague, Czech Republic Bureau, established in 1995, provides marketing and technical support to VOA, RFE/RL, and RFA. The office assists U.S. International Broadcasters with affiliations and technical support for radio, television, Internet and print media affiliates.
Affiliate countries, territories and regions include Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tatarstan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Talk to Adam Gartner about becoming an affiliate:
IBB Office of Marketing and Program Placement – Eurasia
Tel.: +420/ 221.123.773
Vinohradska 159a, 100 00 Prague 10,