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Radio could be dumped for TV

The BBC is considering ceasing transmission of BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Live, Radio Scotland and the World Service on the Freeview platform in Scotland in the evenings to make way for a regional television service.

The proposal means BBC Alba would have a greater reach, but up to 130,000 radio listening hours could be lost.

BBC Alba TV began broadcasting 12 months ago after intense lobbying from politicians and Gaelic speakers.

BBC national trustee for Scotland Jeremy Peat told Scotsman that the Freeview proposal would only remove radio stations from Freeview boxes. "It is critical for us to find out how many listen that way during those hours, how important it is to them and whether they can or would access that radio through other means," he said.

Are you in Scotland? Would you rather have a Gaelic television channel instead of radio on Freeview? Let us know in the comments below.

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