Image caption The brand-new channel for BBC Scotland will be based at its head office at Pacific Quay in Glasgow

The BBC has actually revealed that its devoted TELEVISION channel for Scotland will go reside in February next year.

It had actually at first been prepared to begin relaying this fall.

However, BBC Scotland director Donalda MacKinnon stated “beginning air early in the brand-new year was the very best choice for us, audiences and our providers”.

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has actually offered “provisionary” approval to the prepare for the channel which will have a spending plan of simply over £ 32m per complete year.

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Other elements of the job consist of;

  • A news program (revealed at 21:00 on weekdays) covering “worldwide, UK and Scottish stories, distinguished a Scottish point of view”, with much shorter publications at weekends
  • Brand-new programs that show Scottish life, consisting of the chance to premiere some brand-new funny and drama
  • Repeats and archive programs – about 50% of programs on the channel will be repeat product
  • Core broadcast hours every day from 19:00 till midnight

It is proposed that the brand-new channel will take the location presently inhabited by BBC Four on electronic program guides (EPG) in Scotland. BBC Four would move down the EPG to a less popular slot.