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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