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BBC Scotland channel - service to also launch in HD

Final approval given by Ofcom, launching in 2019 (March 2018)

WO
Woodpecker 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
mr_vivian 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...
CA
Cando 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
CL
Closedown 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?
Alex Plain-Later and Brekkie gave kudos
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A former member
Next Saturday there is repeat run Tutti Frutti, is this the first time its being repeated?
KE
kernow
Next Saturday there is repeat run Tutti Frutti, is this the first time its being repeated?



Looks like the 2nd time it's been repeated, the 1st being in 1988, a year after its original broadcast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00twywx/episodes/guide

It's still the first time it's been repeated for over 30 years though.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) 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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RI
Richard 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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noggin Founding member

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.
Last edited by noggin on 24 February 2019 11:51am
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
UTV Ireland killed UTV's independence and forced them to sell up to ITV, at least no matter how bad it does, BBC Scotland won't do anything like that.
MR
mr_vivian UTV Newsline
When I used UTV Ireland as an example here I wasn't talking about comparing itv with BBC. It was more in the sense of scheduling being centred around a strong local news programme.
JK
JKDerry 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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