In 2005, a consortium 70% owned by Brook Lapping won the contract to launch and run Teachers TV. In 2008, following a further competitive tender, this was extended by five years (and Brook Lapping’s share in the consortium raised to 75%). Fully funded by the government, Teachers TV is a digital television service with broadband website providing professional development programmes for the schools’ workforce. The television channel transmits on satellite and cable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with all programmes permanently available to stream and download at www.teachers.tv. Several countries have asked the consortium to help them develop their own versions of Teachers TV.