DEAR PARTNERS AND FRIENDS OF BEN.
I have been with this unique and wholly focus small dynamic team of entrepreneurs bridging the gaps in our nation and people and viewers asking what they can do to make it do more. Also viewers asked if it was possible to give fund and support BEN. It is therefore with appreciation that we do this. Please share this with others.
Over the time for more than 10 years, BEN Television has been the primary BAME Media platform in the UK. Producing programmes for black, ethnic and diverse viewers as well as highlighting programmes that are inclusive, interactive and uplifting.
As you know, the future of this important community media platform is more needed now than ever before to help raise positive and better future for us all. BREXIT or NOT.
Many media houses are reducing their services and charging for it but with BEN believes that each can contributes to make it sustainable.
Maintaining the fabric of this first ethnic media television in the UK and a historical platform is a huge undertaking and has left the promoters with some significant and heavy bills for which they are having to shoulder the entire burden without much supports.
I know you will agree that as part of our cultural community, diverse nationalities and interests, it seems right that we should all help in any way that we can - to bridge the gap. No matter how small. Even if we are able to shoulder some of that burden by joining the team, then we could help to relieve the colossal financial responsibility that they now face in trying to preserve this vital media platform on various distribution avenues and continue the most important part of it - sharing news, producing new shows, training, coaching and mentoring.
I know that we all feel very passionate about BEN Television and the crucial services they have rendered for almost 20 years, their values that promotes inclusiveness, bridge builders, empowering and creating awareness for our various events in the country. This well loved media television and cultural platform has supported and developed our people, aspiring politicians, business leaders, artists, media enthusiasts, musicians, covering events, charity packaging promotions, numerous fundraising events and and homeless causes, as well as reducing crimes of any form - all to the benefit of this nation and beyond.
We can't let that happen and due to new development in their N17 areas need to find and develops a newer service and studio urgently. It cost too for satellite, reporting and other media services.
The channel over time, has trained more than 10,000 youths in the arts of media, entrepreneurship, positive image building, mentoring and coaching to pulled youths away from crimes and negative aspirations.
With changes are now focusing more on deeper investigative programming, training youths in all form of media services, camera handling, filming, editing and broadcast as well as producing more current shows.
We do hope with this new strong platform, our communities and nation will be better and greater in handling the challenges and taking the opportunities available.