Gaelic channel needed on Freeview

December 30, 2009

There is a small storm brewing up in Scotland and it concerns the distribution of BBC Alba, the Gaelic language channel available in Scotland via satellite and online.

It seems that not enough Gaelic speakers are able to receive the channel and according to the Assistant General Secretary (AGS) of the Celtic League, the BBC should make sure that more people are able to see the channel by making it available on Freeview.

The problem is that Freeview is not available in certain areas and in some cases, even when the digital TV switchover takes place in the region, certain places may not be able to receive all of the channels.

There will be a review of the situation by the BBC Trust in 2010, although that does not help the households with no Freeview digital TV.


Comments in chronological order (1 comment)

  1. andy says:

    This is a dead language anyways , usefull only to sell shortbread , or slag off the English , burn them all.

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