Summer / Autumn Schedule Commissioning Round 2023
BBC ALBA is a contemporary, forward-looking channel with Gaelic at its heart: our people, our culture, our voice. Our outlook is broad, and our ambitions are big. We have a unique perspective and want to audiences across Scotland and the world.
BBC ALBA is proud of the creative partnerships we have developed over the years. We look forward to building more of these, continuing to create popular and critical impact with award-winning, world-class content.
It’s important to us that the stories we tell, and the people who tell them, reflect the lives of our audiences in all their diversity.
BBC ALBA is eager to see proposals which have the potential to create substantial impact and win awards, and we will work hard with you to deliver on that ambition.
We want to harness your creative energy and technical innovation to bring compelling, authentic contemporary Gaelic content to our audiences. Proposals which have other funding attached, or have the potential to attract other funding, are welcome.
We welcome proposals in all formats – half-hours, hour-long programmes, series or feature-length.
Dates For Submissions
Final submissions and any questions on anything contained in this Commissioning Round should be addressed to Jennifer Mackenzie email@example.com
We’re looking for impactful, prime-time content that will also stand out on iPlayer. Ideas need to be distinctive and eye-catching. Think about how they can cut-through the media noise. The story and the approach should be original. But just as importantly is the ability to instantly connect with viewers and hold their attention. ‘Entertainment’ is not a dirty word!
This call-out also extends to projects with a longer time-frame aimed at the festive schedule for 2023/24. What will audiences want to sit down to and enjoy across Christmas and New Year? Think about creating shared experiences that bring together viewers of all ages at this particular time of year.
Guidance Notes For Submissions To BBC ALBA
It might be helpful to consider the following when preparing your submission:
Co-production ideas seeking lead funding from the MG ALBA/BBC partnership should apply for funding through these seasonal commissioning rounds.
Commissioning Round Submissions
Final submissions and any questions on anything contained in this Commissioning Round should be addressed to Jennifer Mackenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org