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Posted by PERLE163 (U15622933) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
It is most distracting to see, at the corner of the screen, all these people doing sign language. The eye keeps going to them instead of the programme which is, I am sure, not what the BBC intends.
In the end I just have to switch to another channel.
This service should be optional and not forced onto the majority of viewers.
Please, please BBC sort this out!
Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
It is only early in the morning and very seldom in the day time
I just hope for your sake you are never in need of this service-best leave it there
Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
The BBC like all PSB has to provide Signed programmes on 10% of its TV output ... as required the the Communications Act 1996.
They do this by using overnight hours to to this ( and as well providing SL on iplayer etc)
There was then and has been since much work on making signing closed as Subtitles and AD are - but there is not a means of doing this which is affordable either by the broadcaster or by the viewer - so the current system operates.
for Non PSB who have a 2% quota - this is often satisfied by use of the community channel.
There are PSB for Gaelic and Welsh - so why not for BSL??
As there is a new Communication Act due - why don't you lobby your PM....
.... and is what the BBC doing any worse than what the other publicly owned PSB does .. or the Others .... or it is that the BBC has 10 of the 13 PSB TV channels which makes it more obvious.
Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013
As informative as always technologist, thank you.
Considerably calmer response than many might make thedogcody.
Also of course welcome to the board PERLE163. Y'awlright? I'm sure you will find plenty of other subjects on which to comment.
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