BBC Alba (pronounced “Al-la-bah”) was launched on September 19th 2008 intended for both Scots and speakers of Scottish Gaelic. It was part of a tri-media service launch which also included an online and radio service. The channel is a partnership between MG Alba (who are funded by the Scottish government) and BBC Scotland, and since digital switchover in 2012 now provides programmes in Gaelic across all platforms.
They have four studios – Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Stornoway (in vision continuity), Inverness (news programmes) and Portree. Although the channel spends around £10million a year on new programmes, a good amount of their output continues to come from archive programmes made by STV and BBC over the last 25 years.