Sixteen Indies Contribute Towards New BBC ALBA Schedule

Some 16 independent TV production companies have contributed to the Autumn schedule for Gaelic language digital channel, BBC ALBA.

The schedule, unveiled this morning in Inverness, includes another visit to the maternity unit at Raigmore Hospital, in Inverness, for the observational documentary series, Midwives/Mnathan-glùine, plus a new series following the work of a number of vets. 

Says a statement: “BBC ALBA is proud to be making a positive contribution to Scottish broadcasting and supporting the county’s creative and media sectors, working with 16 independent production companies and both Scottish broadcasters, STV and the BBC on programme content.”

Margaret Mary Murray, Head of Service for BBC ALBA, is quoted, saying: “We are delighted to be launching such a strong and varied new autumn season of programmes ranging from emotional documentaries to light-hearted entertainment and lifestyle strands to professional sport and live musical performances. Audiences across Scotland have been drawn to BBC ALBA’s schedule of programmes supplied by some of the finest independent and broadcast production companies in the country.”

BBC ALBA is delivered through the partnership set up between the BBC and MG ALBA, the Gaelic Media Service.

Among the indies contributing towards the schedule are mneTV, macTV and Solus Productions.