In 2009, WITBN launched a Program Exchange Scheme that Ireland’s TG4 later helped develop. The exchange pools together programming content and offers all contributing members access to quality Indigenous broadcasts. It represents an innovative and cost effective way of securing new and attractive programming content at minimal cost.
Started in Sept. 2009, the first year served as a pilot for the full scheme, which is scheduled to run until the end of Aug. 2011. Pól Ó Gallchóir, chief executive of TG4, currently serves as WITBN’s Program Exchange Co-ordinator.
Move your mouse to the PROGRAM tab above to view the complete list of the program exchanged during 2009 and 2010.
WITBN initiates various exchange schemes, including news staff exchange, breaking news on demand, current affairs programs for scheduled events, and a pilot international Indigenous news program, Indigenous Insight.
Through the exchange schemes, WITBN members share languages, cultures, as well as news and current affairs content. The scheme also provides our viewers with an international Indigenous perspective that keeps them up to date on the progress of other Indigenous communities.
In 2009, WITBN launched the pilot international Indigenous news program, Indigenous Insight, a weekly 30-minute summary of key news and current affairs stories produced by members.
In March, 2010, WITBN introduced two workshops on Program and News and Current Affairs for managers and producers to share production experiences and case study. The first workshops were both held in Taitung, Taiwan.
The 2010 Program Workshop was organized by Micheál Ó Meallaigh, Director of Commissioning, TG4.
Click to read the 2010 Program Workshop Report.
The 2010 News and Current Affairs Workshop was organized by Te Anga Nathan, GM News and Current Affairs, Māori Television.
Click to read the 2010 News and Current Affairs Report.
Click to view the 2010 Workshop Gallery.