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21 September 2016

GAELIC DRAMA BANNAN SET TO BE SCREENED TO INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES

Chris Young

A flagship Gaelic drama filmed on the Isle of Skye is to be exported to international audiences through a new distribution deal.

Bannan is screened on BBC ALBA and the new set of episodes start tonight on the channel.

The series is also now poised for broadcast internationally, having been signed up by DRG, one of the leading independent distributors of programmes in the world.

The news about Bannan’s international distribution comes as BBC ALBA channel partner, MG ALBA, set out the economic impact of Gaelic broadcasting at the Scottish Parliament.

Donald Campbell, Chief Executive of MG ALBA said: “The story of Bannan is part of the growth of BBC ALBA and the new distribution agreement is another landmark step in the development of the channel.

“It was important that BBC ALBA could embrace the drama genre in order to serve our Gaelic audience yet, the drama – and the channel – also needed to ensure that we could make an important contribution to the creative sector in Scotland.”

Figures to be published shortly by consultants Olsberg SPI demonstrate the economic impact of MG ALBA’s investments, particularly in the Western Isles and Skye. The international consultants found that the "114.4 FTE jobs created directly or supported by MG ALBA are equivalent to just under 11,000 in the Central Belt". There were similar effects in additional economic value, as measured by GVA, and in equivalent value in wages generated.

Donald Campbell continued: “These figures demonstrate the enormous economic impact of investment in Gaelic broadcasting, and the stimulus such investment can generate for growth in Scotland’s creative industries.”

Young Films’ new agreement will also cover further programmes and material produced by Young Films, the independent production company formed and headed by producer of The Inbetweeners, Chris Young.

Chris Young, producer of Bannan, said: “When we first embarked on producing Bannan, we were clear that the drama should be appealing not only to a Gaelic and Scottish audience but to have strong storylines that would resonate across borders.

“We knew that the production talent existed within Scotland to make such a drama, and the wonderful location of Skye is unrivalled – all that was needed was the platform and resources to make it a reality.”

BBC ALBA is operated as a partnership agreement between the BBC and MG ALBA.

MG ALBA is pressing the BBC to make an increased commitment to the channel in order to increase the amount of original programming and reduce the number of repeats.

Donald Campbell added: “We are ambitious for Gaelic and for BBC ALBA – our ambition for the channel includes increased BBC commitment as part of a consistent, supportive policy by the BBC towards its minority language services. Following the provisions in the Charter and Framework Agreement published last week, we will be working with the BBC in the months ahead and making every attempt to secure increased BBC commitment for the channel.”

21 Sultain 2016

DRÀMA GÀIDHLIG BANNAN DEISEIL AIRSON A DHOL GU LUCHD-AMHAIRC EADAR-NÀISEANTA

Chris Young

Tha dràma Gàidhlig a chaidh a chlàradh san Eilean Sgitheanach gu bhith air a reic thall thairis gu luchd-amhairc eadar-nàiseanta tro chùmhnant sgaoilidh ùr.

Tha Bannan craolta air BBC ALBA agus bidh prògraman ùra san t-sreath a’ tòiseachadh air an t-seanail a-nochd.

Tha an t-sreath a-nis uidheamaichte airson a chraoladh gu h-eadar-nàiseanta an dèidh aonta le DRG, fear de na prìomh sgaoileadaran neo-eisimeileach de phrògraman san t-saoghal.

Tha an naidheachd mu sgaoileadh eadar-nàiseanta Bannan a’ tighinn aig an aon àm ’s a tha MG ALBA, com-pàirtiche seanail BBC ALBA, a’ cur a-mach buaidh eaconamach craoladh Gàidhlig aig Pàrlamaid na h-Alba.

Thuirt Dòmhnall Caimbeul, Àrd-Oifigear MG ALBA: “Tha sgeulachd Bannan na phàirt de fàs BBC ALBA agus tha an aonta sgaoilidh seo na phrìomh cheum ann an leasachadh na seanail.

“Bha e cudromach gun d’ thug BBC ALBA aire do dhràma gus ar prìomh luchd-amhairc Gàidhlig a fhrithealadh ach dh’fheumadh an dràma – agus an t-seanail – cuideachd dèanamh cinnteach gum b’ urrainn dhuinn cur ri roinn chruthachail na h-Alba”.

Tha figearan a thèid am foillseachadh a dh’aithghearr bho na comhairlichean Olsberg SPI a’ sealltainn buaidh eaconamach seilbheach MG ALBA, gu h-àraidh sna h-Eileanan Siar agus san Eilean Sgitheanach. Tha rannsachadh na comhairlichean eadar-nàiseanta seo a’ sealltainn “gu bheil na 114.4 obraichean làn-thìde air an cruthachadh gu dìreach no a’ faighinn taic bho MG ALBA co-ionnan ri dìreach nas lugha na 11,000 ann am meadhan Alba”. Bha buaidhean mar an ceudna ann an luach eaconamach a bharrachd, air a thomhas le GVA, agus ann an luach co-ionnan de thuarastalan cruthaichte.

Lean Dòmhnall Caimbeul: “Tha na figearan seo a’ sealltainn a’ bhuaidh mhòir eaconamach air seilbheach ann an craoladh Gàidhlig agus na toraidhean a tha leithid de sheilbheach a’ cruthachadh airson fàs ann an gnìomhachasan cruthachail na h-Alba”.

Bidh aonta ùr Young Films a’ gabhail a-steach prògraman agus stuthan a bharrachd a bhios air a riochdachadh le Young Films, an companaidh riochdachaidh neo-eisimeileach a chaidh stèidheachadh le riochdaire The Inbetweeners, Chris Young.

Thuirt Chris Young, riochdaire Bannan: “Nuair a thòisich sinn a’ riochdachadh Bannan, bha sinn soilleir gum bu chòir don dràma a bhith tarraingeach chan ann a-mhàin do luchd-amhairc Gàidhlig agus Albannach ach gum biodh sgeulachdan ann a bhiodh freagarrach thar-chrìochan.

“Bha fios againn gu robh an tàlant riochdachaidh ann taobh a-staigh Alba gus dràma a dhèanamh. Le suidheachadh air leth an t-Eilean Sgitheanaich cha robh feum ach air ùrlar agus goireasan gus a thoirt gu buil”.

Tha BBC ALBA air a ruith mar chom-pàirteachas eadar MG ALBA agus am BBC.

Tha MG ALBA a’ cur ìmpidh air a’ BhBC an tuilleadh sheilbheach a chuir gu ruige na seanail gus an àireamh de phrògraman ùra a mheudachadh agus an àireamh de ath-chraolaidhean a lùghdachadh.

Thuirt Dòmhnall Caimbeul cuideachd: “Tha sinn àrd-amasach airson Gàidhlig agus airson BBC ALBA – ’s e ar miann airson na seanail gun tig gealltanas bhon BhBC airson àrdachadh seilbheach na phàirt de phoileasaidh seasmhach agus taiceil bhuapa mu choinneimh seirbhisean mion-chànain. A’ leantainn na chaidh fhoillseachadh an t-seachdain-sa chaidh sa Chairt agus ann an Aonta Frèam-obrach a’ BhBC bidh sinn ag obair còmhla ris a’ BhBC sna mìosan air thoiseachd agus a’ dèanamh gach oidhirp gealladh a bharrachd fhaighinn bhon BhBC airson na seanail.”


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