BBC ALBA Goes Global – content to be screened across nine countries

Two BBC ALBA series will be shown across nine different countries this summer.

San Fhuil, a documentary series charting the crofting calendar on the island of South Uist, and music series Port, and have been selected by a number of European countries, as well as Cuba, in an international industry initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a reduction in production capacity, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) arranged a global call out to allow countries to share content to replace postponed or cancelled programming.

The BBC ALBA programmes have sparked wide appeal, with Greece, Bulgaria and Albania all choosing to broadcast both Gaelic series.

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