BBC Alba, the Gaelic channel, goes live online today for the first time, thanks to Zattoo. BBC Alba is a digital TV channel broadcasting Gaelic programmes daily from 1700-2330.
Zattoo beats the BBC in putting the channel fully live online. Until now it has only been available on digital satellite: Freeview carriage is subject to review by the BBC Trust in 2010.
Alex Guest, Country Manager UK for Zattoo, says: “There are people in Scotland who are unable to receive BBC Alba because they don’t have satellite receivers. Licence fee money is being invested in this channel but it has not been reaching all of the interested audiences. We were approached by representatives of these communities asking us to put the channel online. So Zattoo is happy to assist the BBC in delivering on its public service commitments at no additional cost to the licence fee payer.”
Zattoo is uniquely positioned to take part in the delivery of public service broadcasting to communities around the UK, through its online TV infrastructure. It is Zattoo’s intention to do all it can to give diverse local communities access to the content that is intended for them.
What is Zattoo?
Zattoo is an online TV player. Users download the player from http://zattoo.com and can watch live TV from the top broadcasters on their computers within minutes. The Zattoo player is available for all current operating systems (Windows XP and Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux). Just add broadband.
For further information please contact:
Phone: 07715 119 645
Twitter : @AlexGuest
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