Broadcasting Corporation of Liventia
|Broadcasting Corporation of Liventia|
|Type||Broadcast radio and television|
|Broadcast headquarters||Orean, Liventia|
|Key people||Jim Thomas, Director-General|
|Television output||BCL 1, BCL 2, BCL 3, BCL 4, BCL News 5|
|Radio output||BCL Radio 1, BCL Radio French, BCL News Radio, BCL World Radio|
The Broadcasting Corporation of Liventia, shortened to BCL, is an Orean, Liventia-based broadcasting corporation which broadcasts regionally in The Heartland (and internationally on BCL News 5). It is partially funded by the government of Liventia, with the remainder of its funding coming from a licence fee and minimal advertising on its international channels. While funded by the government, it is not answerable editorially to the Orean government.
Until 7 May 2147, the BCL was known as the Organisation Fédérale de Diffusion (Federal Broadcasting Organisation). It was also funded by the then-Liverpool England government. It was renamed when the Liventia Bill came into effect. Under an agreement with the Liventian government, the BCL is not allowed to broadcast commercial advertising on the national channels or BCL World Radio. However, it does show advertising on BCL News 5 when shown internationally.
There are five television and four radio stations under the BCL umbrella. Of these, only BCL News 5 and BCL World Radio are available internationally (before the network was renamed post-Liventia Bill, all the stations except BCL 2 and SportThree were available internationally). Despite this, all the radio stations have an online stream accessible internationally, and BCL 1 has an online stream of selected programming.
- BCL 1 broadcasts general programming: daily there are two half-hourly news broadcasts (BCL 1 News at 2 and BCL 1 News at 7), an hourly news broadcast in the evening (BCL Evening News), current affairs programming (BCL 1 Investigates), sports programming (coverage of all Liventia national football team matches), as well as original programming.
- BCL 2 broadcasts mostly cultural programming, as well as acting as BCL 1's backup channel (during breaking news or overrunning live programmes, for example, BCL 2 carries what would otherwise be on BCL 1). There is at least ten hours of sports programming a week, normally taken up by six hours of CMSC and United Islands League Championship matches. BCL 2 also shows arts programming, the BCL Classical Concerts, and international films.
- BCL 3 broadcasts mainly the same programming as BCL 1, only in French. There are two half-hour broadcasts a day (Nouvelles de BCL 3), and it also shows several BCL 2 programmes in French.
- BCL 4 broadcasts mainly repeat telecasts of programmes on BCL 1 and BCL 2. It also broadcasts international football matches not involving Liventia.
- BCL News 5 is an international news channel and broadcasts news-related programming. Human interest programmes are also shown on the channel.