Gaelic TV plans face rejection

BACKERS of a proposed digital TV channel dedicated to Gaelic language programming have a month to prove there is a demand for the service – or face their plans being rejected.

Yesterday, the BBC Trust announced it required evidence the station would reach a wider audience, including non-speakers, plus more information about the channel’s educational strategy.

The BBC Trust is involved because one of the proposed channel’s two partners is the BBC. The other is the publicly-funded Gaelic Media Service.

The BBC Trust has already expressed concern about the cost. Its role is to monitor how the Corporation spends the Licence Fee.

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