I have to respectfully disagree, the BBC Scotland channel, is not doing a good job at all, if it's doing a good job, how do you explain the low viewing figures for the channel?, what the people of Scotland actually wanted was a Scottish News at 6 on BBC1 Scotland, not an entirely new channel that nobody asked for. As for STV, I would like to remind you that STV DID create a new channel in addition to their Channel 3 responsibilities, it was called STV 2, but in 2018 it was closed because of what? Because of low viewers, and also because of the launch of this BBC Scotland channel. Let's remember that back in the 90s Sky also created a channel for Scottish people, it was called Sky Scottish, but also because of low viewers it lasted only 2 years. In the end my point is this, both Sky and STV created a TV channel specifically for Scotland, they both failed, now given that this BBC Scotland channel is plagued by the same issues that brought the closure of Sky Scottish and STV 2, what makes you think that this one is going to succeed where both Sky and STV failed?
Do you ever get tired of repeating the same post? The channel is doing fine imho. Your agenda/ obsession is hijacking a thread.
Bad form. You may disagree with him but he is not being repetitive.
You did not answer any of his points which were reasonably made.
Play the ball and not the man next time, please.
I can agree with Mr. Darthwell's opinion that the previous attempts at giving Scotland their own channels have sort of been unsuccessful. I think it's rather not that a Scottish channel wouldn't work, it's more that they're giving priority to a country that likely doesn't need a whole dedicated channel for specific programming. STV2 definitely proved it could work, with it's flagship show Live at Five and it's own late night show, but because it was much of a hassle to even manage not only one station (with two regional variants) but on top of that, managing a second channel for both Glasgow and Edinburgh, you could see where it likely went wrong and explains why they ended up just merging it into STV2 before giving up entirely.
I do believe that if the ITV schedule wasn't limiting, some STV2 shows could've aired on the main channel but because ITV post-2002 was built for national programming and only local during news, STV had no other choice but to open these new ventures which likely would've gotten viewership if more advertisements and publicity was spread about it. The oddest thing is that BBC have been there with this before (i.e BBC Choice Scotland) where the digital channel had it's own regional output before they decided to instead put out digital regional variants of BBC One and Two in 2001 (except Wales, they got a special service called BBC 2W for some reason during the evening hours). In short, I think Scottish (or regional programming in general) shouldn't be shafted to obscure digital services and instead placed on the main channel, but in an idyllic world, the BBC expects everything to be on a stricter and tight schedule to everyone else, leaving BBC Scotland to lack any sort of relevance to the viewer.
BBC Scotland, to me at least, appeared to just be for tax reasons alone. It also just rubbed the gaping wound that BBC Three left just so Scotland could have it's own 'special' channel which simply appears to have bled viewers on it's flagship show The Nine, which the BBC were banking on being a hit due to Scottish residents wanting their own Scottish Six and due to the fact BBC Two had no open slots for that, they ended up spending millions for the sake of a channel that has seen no proper success other than it's programming, which could do fine on BBC Two Scotland if it had stuck around.
Do you even read these?