Feb 222017

BBC to launch dedicated channel for Scotland

The BBC is to launch a new dedicated channel for Scotland in the autumn of 2018.

Combined with existing funding the BBC Scotland channel will have an annual budget of £30 million, £19 million of which is new money.

The centrepiece of the mixed format channel that will run from 7pm each evening will be a nightly one-hour news bulletin to be broadcast at 9pm. It will mix Scottish and world news and is broadcast at a time where there is no other national bulletin being broadcast.

BBC Scotland will have its own ‘prominent’ EPG slot on broadcast channels in Scotland; and be available online and in iPlayer in HD in Scotland and across the UK.
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