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- Sky 143 (UK)
- Freeview / You View 8 (Scotland only)
- Virgin Media 161 (UK)
- Freesat 110 (UK)
- BT Vision 8 (Scotland only)
- Smallworld 170 (Ayrshire and North West England)
- Live on BBC iPlayer (UK)
A digital TV channel broadcasting Gaelic programmes daily
Programming includes news, Scottish sport, music, factual, children’s and entertainment programmes.
Answers to further Frequently Asked Questions regarding the BBC ALBA channel can be found on the MG ALBA website.
Meadhanan Gàidhlig Alba (Gaelic Media Scotland) and the BBC are working in partnership to deliver the new Gaelic digital television service. The partnership operates at both a corporate and an operational level with staff from both organisations working to deliver the new service. BBC ALBA's Head of Service is Margaret Mary Murray (a BBC employee) working with MG ALBA's Head of Content, Alan Esslemont. BBC ALBA has no formal headquarters. Its staff and operation are based across Scotland, in Stornoway, Inverness and Glasgow.
MG ALBA is the organisation responsible for ensuring that a diverse range of high quality programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland by funding, commissioning or producing for television, radio, online and new media and by engaging in training, development and audience research. Programmes for BBC ALBA are produced by the independent sector, the BBC and STV.
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