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WW Update4,842 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Well, my native Slovenia wouldn't exist had it not preserved its language during centuries of foreign domination, so I'm certainly biased when it comes to language policy.


France 3 produces regional inserts in various minority languages, usually subtitled in French. Here's an Occitan-language example from 2013:

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Richard928 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Interesting that the German language news programme in Italy still dubs contributors speaking Italian when you'd presume that most of the German speakers in South Tyrol would, as Italian citizens, have reasonable Italian.

I like that both the German and Ladin broadcasts use the mountain (someone will know the name) in the titles.

There is also a small German-speaking region in Eastern Belgium (now called "Ostbelgien") which has its own local news.

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Richard928 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Some more:

Finnish language news in the Republic of Karelia which is in North West Russia:

Swedish is the second official language of Finland:

Spanish language news in the USA:

News in Jerrais (like French) in Jersey:


See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minority_language_broadcasting for more info.
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Mouseboy332,680 posts since 10 Feb 2014
USA Spanish - The major channels including number smaller channels over the and on cable.
TELEMUNDO - (Comcast Owned) Affiliates in most major cities/ Usually works with NBC Stations.

UNIVISION - Affiliates in most major cities

CANADA - Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese
Omni runs 2 channels OMNI.1 and OMNI.2 and has newscast in multiple languages across the country.
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radiobloke37 posts since 8 May 2010
London London
BBC World Service Television has gone through a massive expansion and now broadcasts bulletins in 16 languages (and counting). These include Kyrgyz, Hausa, Telugu, Uzbek, Swahili, Somali and Urdu. Some are fairly simple affairs with a locked off shot in a clip studios, whereas others are full productions. Here are three examples:

Kyrygz News bulletin, produced in NBH Studio P:

African French news programme for kids, from NBH Studio K:

Swahili Feature Programme "Funguka Maisha" (Life Stories) from Nairobi, this uses a particularly lovely slow reworking of the BBC News theme (27 seconds in):

radiobloke37 posts since 8 May 2010
London London
Here is BBC Swahili and BBC Somali, broadcasting from BBC's New Delhi studio
Here is BBC Somali
And BBC Swahili

That's actually Studio L in NBH. The Hindi, Gujarati and Telugu bulletins originate in Delhi. I say originate as the gallery output is fed back to London. The World Service TV channels are played out and monitored from the NBH MCR.