Talk:BBC Alba

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Funding inconsistencies?[edit]

In the funding section the BBC contribution (and therefore license fee contribution) is described as:

"The BBC contributes an additional £2.5 million to the station."

and notes that it does not include distribution costs. In the next section it is said that the channel "does not justify the £15m of licence payers’ money spent on the digital television channel". Are distribution costs really £12.5m or are there some incorrect figures here somewhere? JoshuaJohnLee talk softly, please 03:49, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

UK/Scotland[edit]

I just noticed that this edit was undone. I'm pretty sure this IP is right though in adding UK. If you look at S4C for example, UK is listed there too. Joshua Lee talk softly, please 11:12, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I'd assumed it was one of the many drive-by POV pushers, though I should have probably given a more neutral edit summary. Incidentally I revert the other way in instances when UK would be more appropriate. If the category was "nation state", possibly, but BBC Alba's constituency is Scotland, which is a country. It isn't, as far as I'm aware, available in any of the other constituent countries of the UK so to say Scotland is more specific and accurate. Check yesterday's version of S4C and clock who was responsible for changing it to the version you saw. Mutt Lunker (talk) 11:51, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
BBC Alba is available throughout all the UK's constituent countries on Sky. I myself watch it when I'm visiting family in York for example. I have noticed your changes to other articles and appreciate the hard work. :) In this case though I believe UK is suitable because it can be viewed anywhere in the UK with the right provider. Joshua Lee talk softly, please 14:50, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
I've watched it, and other BBC channels, in London and in Germany on Sky. I wouldn't say it was targeted there though. Mutt Lunker (talk) 15:35, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

new programes[edit]

why don,t you put more comedy programes on like the vital spark,etc a lot of the stuff is pretty boreing, even though i was born and bred in the islands and am a native gaelic speaker i think a lot of is rubbish except for the children,s programe,s you have to revamp the adult side if you want to win more viewers.194.164.38.167 (talk) 19:03, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

a charaid chòir, posting that here is like emailing the Encyclopedia Britannica about Virgin Trains being late :) But if you write to BBC Alba at Pacific Quay, I know they welcome any feedback! Akerbeltz (talk) 20:07, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
If you want to give your opinions on BBC Alba programmes, you could sign up for the Viewers' Panel. See Lèirsinn. --Vclaw (talk) 22:58, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
God, that reminds me, I really need to fill my surveys out... Anyway, agree with both Akerbeltz and Vclaw - I'm sure they really appreciate all the feedback they can get. Caledones talk softly, please 17:44, 25 July 2012 (UTC)