New TV Channel For BBC In Scotland

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BBC Scotland building

A new TV channel for the BBC in Scotland will begin broadcasting in autumn 2018, director general Tony Hall has announced.

The channel will have a budget of £30m, equivalent to the amount spent on BBC4.

The plans for the channel include a Scottish news hour at 9pm which will broadcast stories from Scotland, the UK and the world.

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The director-general also announced an increase of about £20m a year for Scotland to make UK-wide programmes.

He said this would be focused on drama and factual programming.

The key points of the new channel – which will be called BBC Scotland – are:

  • A “prominent” slot on the Electronic Programme Guide
  • Broadcast from 7pm to midnight every evening
  • A £30m budget for the new channel – £19m new money and £11m from current BBC2 opts
  • Integrated hour-long news programme at 9pm, edited and presented from Scotland
  • 80 new posts for journalists
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Lord Hall described it as the biggest single investment in broadcast content in Scotland for more than 20 years.

Scotland should receive about £40m in new funding annually – £19m for the new channel and digital developments, and £20m for making network programmes.

It is hoped that spending on network programmes made in Scotland for a UK-wide BBC audience will rise from about £65m this year to closer to £90m over the next three years.

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Source:BBC

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