Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
20/12/2001

CCG ISSUE STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT REPORT

COMATAIDH Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG) have expressed their disappointment with aspects of the report issued by the Education, Culture and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
CCG Chairman Iain MacAskill issued the following statement:
"Once we have time to consider the report in detail we will prepare a more comprehensive response. On a preliminary reading we have noted that, while the report contains some positive conclusions and recommendations, its overall tone and content are less than helpful in the continuing debate on further development of Gaelic broadcasting.
"The fundamental issue there is not a question of the continued role of the CCG in Gaelic broadcasting but the need for a Gaelic channel run by Gaels. The Committee would seem to prefer to return to the old model of Gaelic broadcasting being run by organizations remote from the Gaelic heartland and ethos. That is not what the well-prepared and well-presented Milne Taskforce Report recommended. CCG 's stated policy commitment to effective stakeholder partnerships is in sharp contrast to the Committee's proposals, and we shall retain, in our discussions with Government, the Scottish Executive and other interested parties, our commitment to a service for which the Gaels themselves will be responsible and accountable.
"There is much that is positive in the report's historical perspective, which was the nub of the Committee's remit. We appreciate the recognition that "CCG and those it has funded have through their work made a strong cultural, social and economic contribution to Gaelic and to broadcasting in the last decade".
That constructive evaluation, however, is marred by inconsistency, inaccuracy, and unsubstantiated assumption that we will address in our detailed response.
"It is of particular concern to us that the Committee chose to censure the CCG in an ad hominem fashion. We are saddened that the Committee criticized our Director in an unfair and gratuitous manner. The Board of CCG has complete confidence in the Director and his staff and in their ability to play an important role in the transition to Gaelic digital broadcasting, just as they have played in the major development of analogue Gaelic broadcasting in the past ten years.
"CCG will maintain its commitment to existing Gaelic broadcasting services and to the momentum towards a dedicated digital Gaelic TV channel, managed by Gaels on behalf of the Gaelic community."
(GB)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

24/03/2017
Production News : BBC Two Announces Satirical News Show The Mash Report
Following a very competitive piloting process, Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, have a
22/06/2017
DPP Launches Report From Latest 'Meet The' Event
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has launched a new report from its latest 'Meet The' event, Meet The Online Pioneers. Sponsored by DPP Member
11/01/2001
CCG WELCOME UK GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER
THE GAELIC Broadcasting Committee (CCG) have welcomed the Government White Paper on Broadcasting and Communications, applauding its specific reference
21/07/2017
G&D KVM Systems – For The Next Generation Of Broadcasting
Guntermann and Drunck GmbH have announced that at IBC 2017 they will once again arrive with a suitcase full of new products to excite visitors with KV
19/12/2001
REPORT CALLS FOR GAELIC BROADCASTING REFORM
A SCOTTISH parliamentary report on Gaelic Broadcasting has called for "a transitionary body" to pave the way for a separate Gaelic television channel.
06/09/2017
BT Displays Future Of Broadcasting At This Year's IBC
BT's Media & Broadcast division is exhibiting exciting developments in next-generation broadcast technologies at this year's IBC. The team will displa
09/05/2017
ATG Danmon Eyes The Future Of Broadcasting
Representatives from broadcast systems integration specialist ATG Danmon headed to NAB in April. Two companies from the Danmon Group exhibited on the
09/05/2017
Broadcasting Center Europe Selects SAM Solutions
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has delivered an end-to-end IP infrastructure solution at RTL Group's new Luxembourg headquarters, RTL City. SAM was select
06/08/2002
CCG report accentuates the positive
Stornoway based Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG), The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee, have released their annual report for 2001/02 today, August 6,
29/05/2002
"Anger" in Gaelic community at Draft Communications Bill
At a conference on Gaelic broadcasting held last Friday in Inverness, the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee noted "the considerable disappointment and ang
18/08/2003
CCG launch 2002/2003 annual report
"This was a year of contrasting fulfilment for Gaelic broadcasting: celebration at one level; frustration and apprehension at another," said Iain MacA
14/08/2001
CCG SAY GAELIC BROADCASTING IS AT A CROSSROADS
MATTHEW MACIVER, Chairman of the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee, has said that Gaelic broadcasting has reached a crucial turning-point and it is to be
04/10/2004
Concerns raised over Gaelic television funding
The Gaelic Media Service has expressed serious concern about the minimal level of additional funding provided to the Service in the Scottish Executive
21/05/2001
DISCUSSIONS BEGIN ON GAELIC TELEVISION’S FUTURE
THE FUTURE of Gaelic Television in Scotland will depend to a great extent on discussions and conclusions that will unfold over the next few months. Cr
02/02/2011
Gaelic Weather Is Forecast
The Met Office has launched Gaelic and Welsh language forecasts on its website, providing the latest weather forecasts and warnings to the estimated 6