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Brekkie30,495 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
One interesting thing on the website is this:

Quote:


Alongside the channel, the BBC is also launching a new, tailored BBC News front page for Scottish audiences.

Top stories will be a curated blend of international, UK and Scottish news, taking into account national differences in areas such as health, education and politics.


So effectively a Scottish Six for the 21st century with a tailored BBC News homepage for Scottish readers.

And the trailer for The Nine makes it look like a Scottish version of Victoria Derbyshire.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
BruceBBC (previously Bruce12345) 546 posts since 14 Feb 2013
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Are there sacking staff? or will the current staff cover the 12-7pm slot with new starts just doing 7pm to 12am?


No staff sackings. BBC 2 staff will be fitted into BBC 1 rota and also be moved onto BBC Alba planning. New announcers will be on air from 12pm-12am. One staff member at a time will be cycled on the channel. For the next 3 months, it will be Kirsty Merchant with Cameron McKenna being used for holiday cover. After the 3 months another existing announcer will take their turn.
From Scotland to the world.
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Silver Nemesis381 posts since 9 Mar 2008
Granada Wales Today
Interesting about the new channel simulcasting some BBC Two programmes.

It's almost starting to sound reminiscent of BBC 2W. For our younger readers, this was a special version of BBC Two Wales that existed in the evenings on digital only. Normal BBC Two Wales, although still with a handful of Welsh opts, continued on analogue, while digital viewers were subjected to wall-to-wall regional programmes for a chunk of the evening, including a fairly pointless 9pm news bulletin that next to nobody watched, because they were too busy tuning back to analogue to watch what was "meant" to be on BBC Two at that time. When they did the first trials of DSO in west Wales, they ended up letting the poor souls keep analogue BBC Two after all, else they'd never be able to watch Gardeners' World et al. When DSO happened for the rest of the country, they scrapped the whole thing and everyone got normal BBC Two Wales again.

Of course, if somebody in the dim and distant future scraps this new channel to save money, you won't have a BBC Two Scotland to go back to.
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Markymark6,162 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Where is the SD space coming from, especially with BBC Alba already an extra channel on top of what the rest of the UK get on the BBC mux.


I've already answered that question twice in this thread !

Alba partially uses space that requires some BBC radio services to cease after 7pm
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whoiam989831 posts since 22 Dec 2007
BBC World
Everyone is wondering when will the yet-to-be-launched channel will shutdown, and how the new channel will even fill its schedules. But I have another question.

If the new BBC Scotland channel ever turns out to be a success, will the BBC roll out the new dedicated channels for other nations and English regions, and turn BBC One and Two into sole nationwide channels without any regional opt-out? Germany's ARD (Das Erste) and ZDF have no regional opt-out, and all of ARD's regional members air regional contents on their own TV channels.