BBC Alba

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BBC Alba
The BBC Alba logo
Language(s)Scottish Gaelic

BBC Alba is a television channel owned by the BBC and MG Alba. The channel shows programmes made in Scottish Gaelic. It was launched on 19 September 2008. It operates for up to seven hours a day showing BBC Radio nan Gàidheal with unique shows.[1]

The name Alba is the name for Scotland in Scottish Gaelic.

BBC Alba is one of the only BBC licence stations that is delivered by a partnership. It was also the first channel to show multiple genres of shows to come from Scotland with most of the programmes made in Scotland.[2][3]

On the 8 January 2024, the BBC ended the SDTV feed for BBC Alba on satellite services.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Launch date for Gaelic TV channel". 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2023-06-28.
  2. "Gaelic digital TV channel debated". 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2023-06-28.
  3. "BBC - Commissioning - BBC Alba". 2010-05-24. Archived from the original on 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2023-06-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. "Closure of BBC SD channels on satellite on 8 Jan 2024 | Help receiving TV and radio". Retrieved 2024-01-18.