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JamesWorldNews7,875 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
(I was unable to post in the existing thread).

The BBC News website is showing details today of the entire team and the daily presenter line up. According to the article, the programme will have a dedicated team of 15 presenters and journalists, with a separate presenter duo handling the output on Fridays; the main anchors Monday to Thursday.

Looks like an interesting programme.
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BruceBBC
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I like the branding and design of the programme (CBC The National, anybody?). I wonder what the 7pm bulletins at the weekend will be called, presumably not "The Nine"?


7pm bulletin - The Seven
9pm hour news - The Nine

Saturday 7pm 15 minute bulletin - The Seven
Saturday 7:15pm 45 minute look back - Seven Days
Sunday 7pm 15 minute bulletin - The Seven
JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I'm afraid I agree with Nic. It seems highly over-resourced and over-manned. Why does it need its own staff when there's already Scottish correspondents, not to mention a team already in place to make Reporting Scotland!

Is it now going to be the case that when there is a big story - let's say Alex Salmond is in court defending his charges for example, there'll be three teams going there for television - Nationals, BBC Scotland channel and then Reporting Scotland - all with separate crews etc.?
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Inspector Sands13,582 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I'm afraid I agree with Nic. It seems highly over-resourced and over-manned. Why does it need its own staff when there's already Scottish correspondents, not to mention a team already in place to make Reporting Scotland!

No because Reporting Scotland is a different news bulletin doing different news. One is just news about Scotland, the other is national and international news with a Scottish context.

Sure some stories will appear on both but a lot won't. How do they cover those that don't without their own team?

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Is it now going to be the case that when there is a big story - let's say Alex Salmond is in court defending his charges for example, there'll be three teams going there for television - Nationals, BBC Scotland channel and then Reporting Scotland - all with separate crews etc.?

No, that doesn't tend to happen these days, mostly! But of course BBC Scotland - the department won't send two crews. I'd have thought that a big story like that might have two reporters though, one filing for RS and one doing a more in depth report for the Nine but that's not two crews. They're sharing the same production facility and material


Also consider how rotas work. RS presumably follows the same staffing as an English region, with a skeleton staff for breakfast and the 10 and the main effort and staffing being between mid morning and 7pm. Without extra staffing how would you produce a 15 minute bulletin at 1:30, 30 mins at 6:30 and an hour at 9... as well as crew for An La at 8, the short BBC1 bulletin at 10:30 and also whatever the thing is at 7pm?

You can't have everyone working 12 hour days every day.
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Brekkie31,384 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I'm afraid I agree with Nic. It seems highly over-resourced and over-manned. Why does it need its own staff when there's already Scottish correspondents, not to mention a team already in place to make Reporting Scotland!

Is it now going to be the case that when there is a big story - let's say Alex Salmond is in court defending his charges for example, there'll be three teams going there for television - Nationals, BBC Scotland channel and then Reporting Scotland - all with separate crews etc.?

Presumably one for BBC Alba as well.


If other areas of the BBC weren't being cut this would be a worthy project, but it's just being done for the wrong reasons and most importantly not in response to the licence fee payer, but instead in response to politicians. There is no reason to think there is any more demand for the Nine than there was for STV News Tonight, Scotland 2014/15 or Newsnight Scotland, all of which ultimately failed.

From a presentation point of view though what I really like is they've escaped the generic branding, and like with Wales Live it's interesting to see what the nations can come up with left to their own devices.


As things stand though I think we're getting the better deal here in BBC Wales where they seem to be investing in perhaps fewer, but bigger, series, and sticking them in the heart of primetime. OK, some of it is utter **** like Pitching In, which debuts last night and was relentlessly mocked for seemingly thinking Anglesey is in Cardiff Bay, but more often than not the content hits the mark and they seem to have more local scripted content than both BBC Scotland and BBC NI. I'm guessing River City has a loyal Scottish audience but it probably ties up a significant chunk of the quota for local drama in Scotland.
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kernow1,253 posts since 18 Jan 2006
I'm afraid I agree with Nic. It seems highly over-resourced and over-manned. Why does it need its own staff when there's already Scottish correspondents, not to mention a team already in place to make Reporting Scotland!

Is it now going to be the case that when there is a big story - let's say Alex Salmond is in court defending his charges for example, there'll be three teams going there for television - Nationals, BBC Scotland channel and then Reporting Scotland - all with separate crews etc.?

Presumably one for BBC Alba as well.


Together with radio teams from BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, assuming they've got separate teams to the television news?