Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: BBC's Gaelic channel under review

  1. #1
    Super Moderator sofien72tu's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-02-2007
    Posts
    5,140
    Uploads
    13

    BBC's Gaelic channel under review

    BBC's Gaelic channel under review

    26 October, 2009 | By Katherine Rushton

    The BBC Trust is to consider whether Gaelic TV channel BBC Alba should get a Freeview slot, as part of a review of the service launched today.

    The consultation will weigh up whether it is worth dropping the BBC’s radio stations from the DTT in Scotland during Alba’s hours, and allowing the Gaelic channels to air there instead. It will also examine the performance of the service, whether it represents value for money, and how well it appeals viewers who do not speak Gaelic.

    In particular, it will ask how the management structure is working between the BBC and its partner for the channel, MG Alba; how the commissioning structure is working; how well Alba’s programmes reflect Gaelic “identity and culture” and whether “sufficient emphasis is being placed on attracting new speakers”.

    Jeremy Peat, BBC national trustee for Scotland, is leading the review for the Trust. He said: “BBC Alba has been popular since its launch, but we now want to see whether it is measuring up to the challenges we set it last year.

    “We’ll be looking at how well it is bringing new speakers to the Gaelic language and what current and potential future viewers think of it as a service.”

    The Trust originally approved Alba for launch in January 2008 but said at the time it should be subject to a further review before digital switchover in central and northern Scotland in 2010. The consultation launched today will close on 18 January 2010 and the Trust will report back soon after.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    27-09-2008
    Location
    east coast rep-ireland
    Posts
    65
    Uploads
    0

    Re: BBC's Gaelic channel under review

    Quote Originally Posted by sofien72tu View Post
    BBC's Gaelic channel under review

    26 October, 2009 | By Katherine Rushton

    The BBC Trust is to consider whether Gaelic TV channel BBC Alba should get a Freeview slot, as part of a review of the service launched today.

    The consultation will weigh up whether it is worth dropping the BBC’s radio stations from the DTT in Scotland during Alba’s hours, and allowing the Gaelic channels to air there instead. It will also examine the performance of the service, whether it represents value for money, and how well it appeals viewers who do not speak Gaelic.

    In particular, it will ask how the management structure is working between the BBC and its partner for the channel, MG Alba; how the commissioning structure is working; how well Alba’s programmes reflect Gaelic “identity and culture” and whether “sufficient emphasis is being placed on attracting new speakers”.

    Jeremy Peat, BBC national trustee for Scotland, is leading the review for the Trust. He said: “BBC Alba has been popular since its launch, but we now want to see whether it is measuring up to the challenges we set it last year.

    “We’ll be looking at how well it is bringing new speakers to the Gaelic language and what current and potential future viewers think of it as a service.”

    The Trust originally approved Alba for launch in January 2008 but said at the time it should be subject to a further review before digital switchover in central and northern Scotland in 2010. The consultation launched today will close on 18 January 2010 and the Trust will report back soon after.
    thank you.

Similar Threads

  1. BBC's Quested talks EBU recommendations
    By sofien72tu in forum Daily Satellite TV News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2009, 15:54:55
  2. Old BBC's Quested responds to BBC HD debate
    By Dobe7777 in forum Daily Satellite TV News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-12-2009, 18:25:23
  3. New BBC's Keating speaks on BBC HD bitrates
    By Dobe7777 in forum Daily Satellite TV News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-11-2009, 20:20:10
  4. Info Sky hires BBC's Gibney
    By supervisor91 in forum Daily Satellite TV News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-10-2009, 17:52:19
  5. Update Sky looking for review on sports
    By <<ELVIS>> in forum Daily Satellite TV News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-06-2009, 09:24:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •