Teachers TV back as Schools World

Teachers TV will be back free for anyone to view from May 11th, when producer Ten Alps is relaunches the channel as online service SchoolsWorld.

The UK government cut its public funding for the broadcast channel last October, as part of the spending review and Teachers TV stopped broadcasting last week.

Ten Alps was the major provider of the service, which began in 2005, and has subsequently negotiated a “non-exclusive distribution agreement” with the Department for Education to provide its entire library of 3,500 training videos to UK users, including parents and children. The company said it will also develop Schools World International as an advertising and subscription service overseas, especially in Africa, and has been in discussions with governments and companies on how to use it. It is hoping to find sponsors.