Comments on: BBC Alba costs ¬£150 per¬†viewer http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2010/02/28/bbc-alba-costs-150-per-viewer-2708/ News and pictures from Scotland and beyond Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:07:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: David Rimell http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2010/02/28/bbc-alba-costs-150-per-viewer-2708/#comment-2094 Sat, 09 Oct 2010 22:41:28 +0000 http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/?p=13988#comment-2094 Not sure what this adds to the debate about Alba. But I am not Scottish, do not speak Gaelic and live on the South coast of England. Many evenings Alba is my default programme through Freesat. This evening (like so many evenings) my jaw dropped when I switched from X-Factor to Alba to see many of my favourite musicians from Scotland, Ireland, America, Canada and Europe queueing up to perform. The programme was interupted three times by friends in other parts of England phoning to ask me if I was watching Alba. I can hear music like this on Radio three and Radio two occasionally. I have seen music like this on BBC and ITV once in a blue moon. But I can’t believe that there is a TV station anywhere in the world that puts out such a constant stream of Celtic based or related tradional music of such quality. It is a richness of culture that I find truly mind blowing.

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By: Alba an Aigh? The BBC’s bastard station that could cost more than just money « Fear and Loathing in Glasvegas http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2010/02/28/bbc-alba-costs-150-per-viewer-2708/#comment-2093 Sun, 23 May 2010 08:20:09 +0000 http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/?p=13988#comment-2093 […] before the Sunday Mail’s ‘exclusive’ follow-up last week (and Edinburgh agency Deadline’s follow-up of that). Indeed it was one of the stories which helped me win the multimedia journalist of the year award […]

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By: jason macdonald http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2010/02/28/bbc-alba-costs-150-per-viewer-2708/#comment-2092 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 16:45:40 +0000 http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/?p=13988#comment-2092 what about all the public money being used to support a 1hr programme advertising 2 big commercial football clubs, Celtic and Rangers. No other public serviced channel would allow that to happen……

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