BBC Trust is looking for your views on BBC News Channel, BBC Parliament and 5 Live/Sports Extra

BBC Trust logo on wallSlugger readers will be delighted to know that the BBC Trust is currently reviewing the service licences for BBC News Channel, BBC Parliament, Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra.

Each service provided by the BBC is reviewed at least once every five years. You have until mid-July to provide your feedback.

The online surveys will pick up your views on everything from news, rolling coverage of breaking events; the balance between local, national and international news; coverage of politics and political parties across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Westminster, devolved parliaments and the European Parliament; Democracy Live website; sports commentary and punditry.

Can’t think of anything Slugger covers that isn’t in there somewhere … even NASA launches feature on the News Channel!

The local Audience Council for Northern Ireland (which advises the BBC Trust on behalf of licence fee payers in NI) are also running a number of events to gather local opinion to feed into our responses to the two consultations, including – but not limited to – a discussion event over lunchtime on 20 June (sign-up details on the ACNI website).

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.

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