Update on this. It would seem that, following a campaign on Twitter ( #savettv ), two organisations have set up websites to continue streaming the programmes. More details at Teachers Media website and SchoolsWorld.
Like many others, I got this email from Teachers TV website this morning outlining the closure of the programme.
” Following the termination of the Teachers TV contract, the Teachers TV website will cease to be available from 29th April, 2011.
Where can I find Teachers TV videos after the 29th April?
The Department for Education (DfE) will make all Teachers TV programmes available to distributors on a non-exclusive basis. Any distributor who provides Teachers TV programmes will be required to stream them for free at the point of use. Details of where you can access Teachers TV programmes can be found on the DfE website.
Where can I find more information about the closure of the Teachers TV website?
For more information please visit our help pages.
What do I need to do if I have a viewing log, or links to the Teachers TV website?
If you have completed a Teachers TV viewing log, or have links to Teachers TV videos on your website or VLE, you need to take action. Please check our help pages for details.”
As you can see, there is some light at the end of the tunnel, in that potential hosters can have free access, so I guess we will just have to wait to see who might come forward.