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Woodpecker430 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Didn’t realise BBC Scotland was going to be available to the whole country. I’m in the BBC south region and on my virgin media guide on channel 162 is BBC Scotland HD. Nice to see it added


If you haven't seen it already, Still Game is well worth a watch. You might want to start with the older series, though, which are all on Netflix.
mr_vivian1,061 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
Didn’t realise BBC Scotland was going to be available to the whole country. I’m in the BBC south region and on my virgin media guide on channel 162 is BBC Scotland HD. Nice to see it added


Here in NI too.

I reckon it'll be the new UTV Ireland. Good idea on paper but not viable beyond a few years. There is a lot of disappointment that Scotland hasn't got its own version of the 6 o clock news so to instead offer something at 9pm when all the good dramas are on is a bit rubbish. It all seems to be built around the news programme...
Cando1,427 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
Didn’t realise BBC Scotland was going to be available to the whole country. I’m in the BBC south region and on my virgin media guide on channel 162 is BBC Scotland HD. Nice to see it added


Here in NI too.

I reckon it'll be the new UTV Ireland...


Or the new BBC Alba. It's there for BBC politics not ratings
Closedown102 posts since 23 Nov 2014
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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I reckon it'll be the new UTV Ireland. Good idea on paper but not viable beyond a few years. There is a lot of disappointment that Scotland hasn't got its own version of the 6 o clock news so to instead offer something at 9pm when all the good dramas are on is a bit rubbish. It all seems to be built around the news programme...[/quote]


'We demand a full hour of Scottish-centric current affairs... oh hang on, we'll have to miss Luther? On second thoughts...'

Or am I being unduly sceptical?
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DVB Cornwall8,400 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I see the 'Countdown' programme previously scheduled for 1857 tomorrow has disappeared from the current one. A new three minute Beginning feature

A cinematic spectacle with Chvrches and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrating modern Scotland and the launch of the new BBC Scotland channel.

is now due at 1900,
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Richard926 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Didn’t realise BBC Scotland was going to be available to the whole country. I’m in the BBC south region and on my virgin media guide on channel 162 is BBC Scotland HD. Nice to see it added


Here in NI too.

I reckon it'll be the new UTV Ireland. Good idea on paper but not viable beyond a few years. There is a lot of disappointment that Scotland hasn't got its own version of the 6 o clock news so to instead offer something at 9pm when all the good dramas are on is a bit rubbish. It all seems to be built around the news programme...


Unlike UTV Ireland, however, it doesn’t have to be commercially viable.
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noggin14,459 posts since 26 Jun 2001

Unlike UTV Ireland, however, it doesn’t have to be commercially viable.


Indeed - however no domestic BBC channel is commercial, so none of them are (or need to be) commercially viable in the strictest sense.
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JKDerry1,820 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
There was really no point to UTV Ireland, just pure money grabbing on the part of UTV. UTV have always had a strong penetration into the Irish republic, via spillover and cable television - so they thought they could make a lot of money by buying up ITV programming and launching their own channel.

The problem was, no one in Ireland wanted UTV Ireland. TV3 was doing the right job, providing a large chunk of ITV programming, and it felt that TV3 actually cared about the ITV programming they aired. UTV Ireland were doing the opposite.

This, along with the dire home produced programming caused the channel to sink faster than the Titanic.
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