The creation of this new BBC Scotland channel reminds me of how S4C became a standalone channel, separating S4C Digidol from its parent S4C/C4 hybrid analogue mess.
Allowing the full BBC Two primetime schedule to go out unmolested is surely a net benefit to the people of Scotland. I've read on these boards many times over the years that the phrase 'except for viewers in Scotland' is a regular annoyance.
This seems like a worthwhile endeavour to fix the BBC Two network vs nation scheduling conflict while preserving and even growing Scottish content. I wish the English regions (and the other nations) could have the same attention.
I see where you're coming from but here in Wales genuinely do think most of the time the local opt outs on BBC1 Wales (apart from the rugby on Fridays and Sundays there isn't a huge amount on BBC2 now) more interesting than the network programmes. That said though BBC Wales seems relatively strong of late programming wise. - not so sure the same can be said of Scotland
No, the same can definitely not be said of BBC Scotland. In regards to the schedule, I agree it will be a massive bonus not to have a look where programmes have been punted to by BBC Scotland. Thursday nights have always been an issue since the days of Gaelic programmes, and now they completely spoil the runs of Great British Menu / Family Cooking Showdown.
I’ve said previously it’s a bit insulting to Reporting Scotland to call the new news programme the “ flagship “ programme. In agreement with others earlier in this thread, I can’t see who’s going to flick over from the other channels to see this news. Newsnight Scotland was just an annoyance and Scotland 2014 / 2015 disappeared with good reason. The main one being nobody really watched.