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BBC THREE versus BBC SCOTLAND

Is it time for the BBC to make a really tough decision?

AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Why not turn BBC Scotland into BBC Three, maintain its Scottish base / The Nine etc (wider remit but still made in Scotland) but add in BBC Three programming and make it UK-wide. Stick it in channel 7 on Freeview, giving over an hour for the local network. Bosh.
KU
Kunst World News
Yeah , that is going to be popular in the rest of the UK..
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Kunst posted:
Yeah , that is going to be popular in the rest of the UK..

No less popular than everything being London and Salford based.
KU
Kunst World News
It's not the "same" thing

London and Salford, on pan-national channels, try to cater all of the UK

Showing Scottish stuff on BBC Three would only alienate viewers
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Kunst posted:
It's not the "same" thing

London and Salford, on pan-national channels, try to cater all of the UK

Showing Scottish stuff on BBC Three would only alienate viewers

I think you missed the “wider remit” part of my post...
JO
johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Why not turn BBC Scotland into BBC Three, maintain its Scottish base / The Nine etc (wider remit but still made in Scotland) but add in BBC Three programming and make it UK-wide. Stick it in channel 7 on Freeview, giving over an hour for the local network. Bosh.


That's the best idea I've heard for a long time, to be honest.

It almost harks back to the separate national programming on BBC CHOICE plus they could make specific programming for the Welsh, the Northern Irish, and, who knows, even the regions of England although the last option is probably a stretch.

Perhaps have that programming on up until 9 and then BBC THREE type programming after 9.

The BBC have the Freeview/Sky/cable bandwidth to do it and a prominent EPG slot by law.

They have the content.

All content could be made available UK-wide and on demand via iPlayer.

Loving your work here, Phil - it ticks all the boxes.
Last edited by johnnyboy on 27 November 2020 5:33pm
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Roger Darthwell London London
Why not turn BBC Scotland into BBC Three, maintain its Scottish base / The Nine etc (wider remit but still made in Scotland) but add in BBC Three programming and make it UK-wide. Stick it in channel 7 on Freeview, giving over an hour for the local network. Bosh.

I have a similar idea on that, I would close the BBC Scotland channel, reopen BBC Two Scotland, and then reopen BBC Three as a TV channel, but I would move it's headquarters (or a large part of it's operation) to Pacific Quay in Glasgow! I have this idea out of 2 reasons, the first is that putting the base of a major nationwide TV channel like BBC Three, would be singlehandedly the single biggest investment that the BBC would make in Scotland in a generation, it would even be bigger than this scottish channel that has very few viewers (I noticed that he mentioned The Nine, which ironically it's one or possibly the lowest watched programme on the BBC Scotland channel right now), a reopened BBC Three TV channel based in Glasgow will make many people happy, it would please the 16 to 34 year old demographic because the BBC would again have cover of that age bracket again, it would also please the creative industry of Scotland, given that Scotland and Glasgow in particular is a place vibrant with talent, which would flourish with a Glasgow based BBC Three TV channel....and second, I read once that almost half of the programmes on the BBC Scotland channel could easily go on BBC Three....the other half can either be aired on a reopened BBC Two Scotland, and about the bbc scotland programmes that have very few audiences and nobody watch....just scrap them anyway. What do you guys think?
Last edited by Roger Darthwell on 27 November 2020 6:57pm
JB
JexedBack South East Today
I’d make BBC One the premier showcase channel, first run content with must watch shows.
BBC Two should be a BBC Choice/4 Seven style channel with best of all BBC content (including arts, music and archive) with live sport and politics when required. Limited News Channel simulcasts.
BBC Three restored. Instead of 60 second live news, they could show Newsbeat digital video content.
Simulcast the Nine and Newsnight on the News Channel.

BBC Scotland needs to stay for political reasons and could do with some must watch content, to drive viewers to the channel, even if not exclusively Scottish.
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JO
Jonwo
I’d make BBC One the premier showcase channel, first run content with must watch shows.
BBC Two should be a BBC Choice/4 Seven style channel with best of all BBC content (including arts, music and archive) with live sport and politics when required. Limited News Channel simulcasts.
BBC Three restored. Instead of 60 second live news, they could show Newsbeat digital video content.
Simulcast the Nine and Newsnight on the News Channel.

BBC Scotland needs to stay for political reasons and could do with some must watch content, to drive viewers to the channel, even if not exclusively Scottish.

You'd end up killing BBC Two if you turned into a 4Seven type channel.
JB
JexedBack South East Today
Jonwo posted:
I’d make BBC One the premier showcase channel, first run content with must watch shows.
BBC Two should be a BBC Choice/4 Seven style channel with best of all BBC content (including arts, music and archive) with live sport and politics when required. Limited News Channel simulcasts.
BBC Three restored. Instead of 60 second live news, they could show Newsbeat digital video content.
Simulcast the Nine and Newsnight on the News Channel.

BBC Scotland needs to stay for political reasons and could do with some must watch content, to drive viewers to the channel, even if not exclusively Scottish.

You'd end up killing BBC Two if you turned into a 4Seven type channel.


Yes, but the budget goes on making the best content for BBC One instead of being spread thinly across One, Two and Four.
TR
trivialmatters
Young people do not really watch linear television as much, let alone news. There is no good case for bringing BBC Three back to linear TV or trying to attract under 30s to a linear news show on BBC Scotland. Both are madness.

Cater for young audiences online with relevant and accessible news and programmes.
AM
AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
Here's what I think should happen:

BBC THREE! To report as linear (or IP stream within the Freeview guide)

BBC Scotland Phased back into BBC 2 Scotland but with more local programmes than before and keeping 'The Nine'.

Or make BBC Scotland an IP streamed channel instead.
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