Today's Line 18 VT
about London postcode gangs really could have done with English subtitles for those of us who don't live in London. Even the reporter's delivery was of someone who lives in Brixton or Tottenham using multi-cultural English. (MCE is a hybrid of West Indian, Asian and Cockney used by younger people in London of all backgrounds)
I understand why Sky need to attract a younger BBC3 style audience, yet there will be some viewers who won't get the urban style format of the package.
I just watched 9 minutes of that video. As an American I had no issues understanding the words the reporter and intervew subjects were saying. The only time I had difficulty understanding what was being said was during the rap video - but I believe it may have been obscured by Sky as not to promote violence or a gang lifestyle. However one or two expressions from the gang members I didn’t quite understand.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.