I think it's fair to say when STV disposed on it's local STV2 channels many people on these forums suspected it was done in part to make itself more attractive for a takeover by ITV Plc. If/when it happens maybe it'll be time for Ofcom to change the channel 3 licences to just one licence for each nation, with a requirement of x hours of regional/nation focused content.
Presumably other than news it is a long time since the two STV regions had any local programming of their own.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television"
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