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Freeview launch date for BBC Alba

The BBC has announced the date when its Gaelic language television channel will go live on Freeview.

Seonaidh Caimbuel: Not a clear picture on Gaelic television

The news that BBC Alba will available on Freeview will please a lot of people. The BBC Trust has yet to set a date, but viewers throughout Scotland will be able to access Gaelic television without needing a satellite dish or a subscription.

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BBC ALBA television knocks radio stations off Freeview

The Gaelic language service BBC ALBA will be taken to a much wider audience after a decision to make it available to viewers in Scotland on Freeview.

BBC ALBA set for Freeview

The Gaelic-language service BBC ALBA will be available to television viewers in Scotland on Freeview following approval by the BBC Trust.

BBC ALBA gets to root of problem

A PROGRAMME which gets to the ginger roots of Scottish identity is one of the highlights of BBC Alba's autumn schedule announced yesterday.

BBC staff threaten to disrupt Pope visit

BBC staff are threatening to strike during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland in a bitter row over the Corporation's plans to cut £50 million from workers' pension funds.

SPL games on BBC 'as-live' from 5.30 next season

SCOTTISH Premier League games will be shown "as live" by BBC Alba at 5.30pm on Saturdays next season, after the Gaelic TV service extended its broadcasting deal by two years.

BBC Alba will need funds and Freeview to develop

THE future success of the BBC Alba channel depends on increased funding, better distribution and its availability on Freeview.

Dennis Nilsen: The making of a serial killer

Dennis Nilsen is one of Britain's most twisted murderers. Now a new BBC Alba documentary looks at his childhood in the north east of Scotland in search of clues to what drove him to such heinous crimes, writes Emma Cowing

Mainstream radio stations could be sacrificed for Gaelic

THE BBC has recommended sacrificing transmission of English-language radio stations on Freeview television in Scotland to broadcast a Gaelic channel.

Boost for lower leagues if BBC Alba agree to screen First Division games

THE Scottish Football League could be on the verge of landing increased live television exposure as part of a new deal with BBC Alba, the Gaelic language wing of the terrestrial broadcaster.

MSPs voice concerns over BBC Scotland job cuts

CONCERNS about the impact of job losses at BBC Scotland were raised today by a Scottish Government minister.

'Lostbost' agus 'Là', crùn BBC Alba

BHO thòisich BBC Alba air 15 Sultain tha cothrom air a bhith aig cuid, an fheadhainn aig a bheil an t-uidheam ceart air son signal fhaighinn, beachd a ghabhail air na prògraman. Eil iad a' frithealadh feumalachdan an luchd coimhead? Eil iad tarraingeach do daoine aig a bheil Gàidhlig cho math ris a' mhòr-shluagh aig nach eil? Gu seachd àraid, eil iad a' sàsachadh bodach reamhar air choreigin ann an Lunnainn a chuireas bacadh air a h-uile nì mur faic e "luach poblach" ann?

Scottish clubs agree to BBC Alba showing ten games live

SCOTLAND'S leading rugby clubs have agreed to a new deal with BBC Alba that will see a total of ten games screened this season and all 12 clubs benefit financially.

Alba uses SPL as gateway to wider audience

THERE may not have been too many spectators at last week's Hearts-Inverness match who were so enthralled that they wanted to rush home and watch it again. But anyone who had been so inclined would have been able to do so.

On Lewis, Eilbheas has left the building

AFTER getting over the crushing disappointment that Alba TV would not, after all, be a network entirely devoted to the gorgeous Hollywood actress Jessica Alba, I pressed "select" on channel 168 and waited for the revolution to begin.

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