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> > (September, 2007) > > > > One of the things that must be very difficult for the BBC > > is managing > > to produce television and radio programmes for 3 > > different languages > > plus minorities. Perhaps some programmes would be > > simulcast in > > English, Scots and Cambrian (e.g. news, sport) whilst > > others would be > > broadcast locally (e.g. childrens programmes, drama, > > talkshows). > > I'm sure the BBC is an overarching or "federated" > organisation of previously nationalised Anglo-Scottish and > Kemrese broadcasters. There must still be some > differentiation between the two great broadcasters, as > regards language. I suspect that there may also be an > amount of local programming. How much of that is "in > dialect" is up for grabs. I would hazard that very little > is in dialect. I am not aware of any Kerno language tele in > Kemr -- a different matter for radio, where there used to > be many Kerno language stations. Only a few anymore. > > There is probably a Scottish version of the English > broadcasts and very likely actual Scottish programmes. > > The BBC is also a worldwide or multinational organisation > that either partners with foreign media corporations or > produces/broadcasts independently in other countries. > > > I was > > wondering whether perhaps the BBC might have there a > > similar structure > > to NOS in the Netherlands here, with a very collegiate > > structure, or > > at least a lot of regional offices and home-grown > > programming. Is > > there a TV liscence fee? > > > > There are some questions I have about TV in general. > > There was a > > mention of bycopel over the airwaves > > (http://ib.frath.net/w/Teiliteacs) and a mention of Sky > > Digital. I > > think what the author might be driving at is MHEG, > > although correct me > > if I'm wrong. What I'd be interested in is how this is > > being > > delivered. Is it being carried in the extra lines (like > > teletext), in > > a seperate channel, encoded or something? The other thing > > is the > > Teiliteacs page implies the Prestel-style thing is very > > like the > > Teletext-style thing except without the two-way features. > > Surely at > > best you'll only be able to get the BBC's/RTE's/Post > > office's own > > services there, as Prestel was more internet-like in that > > anyone could > > set something up if they could pay for the bandwidth etc? > > The other > > thing is, does IB have DTT TV or is it still analogue? > > > > The last thing is twentyfour hour TV. Do we have things > > like the > > test-card girl and shutdown, or is TV totally 24-hour? > > Note - BBC2 and > > ITV1 *here* shut down, but only between about 1 am to 5 > > am and don't > > show the test-card. I think I read a reference to > > national anthems at > > shut-down some where before. > > One could only hope that the idea that IB has a bit of a > slower pace over all includes an actual "broadcast day" > with a discernable beginning and a discernable end. We had > that here (at least in the US) up til not so many years > ago. People that are up at all hours are either hoodlums or > nightwatch people (police, firemen, medical night shift or > the like). There's really no reason to be up watching > reruns of Ill Peleirin at four in the morning.