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Baor (Television Channel)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated cost of the English television channel for British troops in Germany for the financial year 1978–79; and how many viewers the channel has.

For the financial year 1978–79 the cost of the English language television service for the British Forces in Germany is estimated to be 0·2 million. This total includes elements for running costs, capital equipment and works services. From 12th December 1978, when the studio at Werl becomes operational, the service will have an audience of about 40,000 Service men and their dependants.