Teilifís na Life?

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the high-profile Welsh Language Society, is to launch a new web-based television service, initially operating for two hours a week.

From the BBC:

“Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg will transmit Sianel 62 via the web to mark the 50th anniversary of the society.

Describing it as the first new Welsh language channel for 30 years, the society says Sianel 62 will broadcast two hours every Sunday at 20:00 GMT.

Organisers say the online channel, which will be operated from Cardiff and Caernarfon, will have a “fresh vibe”.

Sianel 62 co-ordinator Greg Bevan said: “The channel will offer a new platform for unique and alternative voices that tend to be ignored by traditional broadcasters.

Organisers say the channel offers a platform for “unique and alternative voices” “There will be voices and political and satirical content that we don’t see on current TV programmes.””

Now there is an idea we could borrow from the extremely pro-active Welsh Rights movement. With Nuacht 24 already providing limited web-based news and current affairs video clips perhaps there is an audience out there for something more? After all a Dublin-based Irish language channel would have a natural appeal to many of the capital’s Irish-speaking citizens (the English-speaking ones being already catered to by Dublin Community TV).

We have Raidió na Life, which is partly funded by Conradh na Gaeilge and controlled by Comharchumann Raidió Átha Cliath Teoranta (CRÁCT), a non-profit co-operative anyone can purchase shares in.  What about a web-based television service linked to the radio station, which already broadcasts on the internet as well as on the FM frequency?

Teilifís na Life?

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