BBC ALBA is a digital TV channel broadcasting Gaelic programmes daily
and programming includes news, Scottish sport, music, factual,
children's and entertainment programmes.
BBC ALBA is available
on digital satellite. It will be available on digital cable in due
course but Freeview carriage isn't coming, and the BBC Trust have
promised to review the situation in 2010.
While large portions
of the outlying Scottish islands still can't get Freeview those who can
and have invested in Freeview are being told they need to make
alternative arrangements to see BBC Alba.
And the BBC think this is acceptable.
Help get this story known, join the group, make the BBC see that this isn't an acceptable situation!
WRITE TO THEM!
- Follow this link and fill in the online review process to tell the BBC Trust what you think about the matter
- Use the text below to email or post a letter to the BBC Trust
- If you're on Facebook please join the group Get BBC Alba on Freeview, and post links to the review on any social networking sites you are using
- PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN!
It's not enough just to fill in in the online review. Show them how important this is by copying the following text into an email or letter and sending it to:
BBC Trust (BBC ALBA review), 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ or trust.con...@bbc.co.ukRE: BBC ALBA REVIEW
PUBLIC CONSULTATION OCTOBER 2009(Closing date 18 January 2010)
To Whom it may concern,
I call on the BBC Trust to support BBC ALBA by transmitting the Channel
The Channel is vital to the future of the Gaelic language and BBC ALBA has met all the conditions set out by the BBC Trust since it first started broadcasting in September 2008. This is despite Gaelic speaking license payers being compelled to pay an expensive
additional charge to access their indigenous British language on the
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Broadcasting BBC Alba on Freeview would enrich the diversity of programming available on Freeview and make the channel far more available to many more viewers.
Beò ann an dòchas,