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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!

Please

  • 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!

WRITE TO THEM!
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.consultations@bbc.co.uk

RE: 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 on Freeview.

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,

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GASD
s10 Shell Street
Stornoway, HS1 2BS

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Thank you for your time and effort.

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Sincerely,

Kirstie Anderson
GASD

Author: dmorrison

Dolan Morrison is Chairman of Fidhleirean Eilean an Fhraoich and the first point of contact for anybody interested in coming to Taransay Fiddle Camp.

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