List of television channels in Celtic languages

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Celtic-language television channels are available in any countries, worlds, places, etc. Many speakers of languages like any others to the television channels and languages such as Welsh and Breton have demanded television channels in their own languages for many years and have been successful, with Scottish Gaelic speakers joining them with the launch of BBC Alba in 2008, but languages like Manx and Cornish still don't have a full-time television channel.

Irish language[edit]

Current channels[edit]

  • TG4 (Irish: Teilifís na Gaeilge Ceathair, lit. 'Gaelic Television Four'): channel based in the Republic of Ireland and broadcasting to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. TG4 has been successful in broadcasting Irish and increasing Irish speakers even though it has a limited budget. TG4 is aimed at young speakers of the language with youthful programmes. TG4 is funded by advertising and the Government of Ireland with an annual budget of €40 million.
  • Cúla 4: Irish-language children's channel broadcasting on Channel 602 on NTL as part of the TG4 franchise.
  • RTÉ News Now: 24-hour live news service available on the RTÉ website. It offers a mix of Irish language, English language and Irish sign language TV news bulletins and political programmes.
  • Houses of the Oireachtas Channel: is a free-to-air digital television channel in the Republic of Ireland, with live broadcasts from the both Irish houses of parliament Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann in Dublin. It covers parliamentary debates in both Irish and English.
  • BBC Two Northern Ireland: has its own Irish-language department producing some well-known programmes such as:

music programme for young people Imeall Geall, music programme Blas Ceoil, youth drama Teenage Cics, documentary Isteach Chun An Oileáin, cartoon Na Dódaí, interior-decor show Gaisce Gnó and community programme Féile an Phobail. It is funded by the Irish Language Broadcast Fund which has been given £12 million over a five-year period.

Future channels[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

  • BBC Alba ('BBC Scotland'): launched on 19 September 2008, the channel is available around the UK on Sky, Freesat and eventually Virgin Media also. Additionally, subject to the BBC Trust, the channel will be carried on Freeview in Scotland after the digital switchover. BBC Alba broadcasts various genres of programmes serving the Gaelic community, including drama, sport and daily news in the form of An La.

Welsh language[edit]

Breton language[edit]

See also[edit]