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BBC Parliament
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Formerly Called The Parliament Channel
Launched: 23 September 1998
Audience Share (Aug 2004[1] (http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti)): Almost zero
Owned By:BBC
Web Address:www.bbc.co.uk/bbcparliament
Availability
Terrestrial Analogue: Not Available
Terrestrial Digital:Freeview Channel 45
Satellite:Sky Digital Channel 508
Cable:NTL Channel 128

Telewest Digital Channel 612

Telewest Analogue Channel 05

BBC Parliament is a British television channel from the BBC. It broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the British House of Commons and House of Lords, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. It also rebroadcasts some material from the equivalent US channel, C-Span. Its nightly political programme is known as 'The Record'. It was previously known as the Parliamentary Channel.

It broadcasts on digital cable and satellite, and on a quarter sized screen (shared with BBC News 24 multiscreens) on digital terrestrial (Freeview). It used to broadcast as audio-only on digital terrestrial due to lack of capacity. It used to have wide availability on analog cable networks, but has gradually declined.

It is unique amongst the BBC channels in being entirely produced by an independent company, Millbank Studios, based in Millbank. Its recent relaunch has introduced an identity more in line with the BBC's corporate image, the channel now featuring music and graphics produced by BBC News.

See also:List of British television channels

External link

  • BBC Parliament (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/bbc_parliament/default.stm)
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