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The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) commissions television programmes made in British Sign Language by Deaf people for Deaf people. All of these programmes are available to watch on our BSL Zone player.

BSLBT was set up in 2008, with Ofcom's approval,  to offer an alternative way for commercial broadcasters to meet their regulatory requirements to provide sign language on their qualifying channels. BSLBT gained charitable status in January 2012.

The board of BSLBT is made up of nine people: four Deaf trustees, four hearing trustees and an Executive Chair. As well as the Chair, the Trust has a small staff.

Please explore this section to find out more about this website and how BSLBT does business, including how we commission programmes and what programme materials we require our production companies to deliver to us.

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