BBC UK management at long last appear to be listening to their Scottish audience
Ross Greer, Culture & Media spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (22 Feb) welcomed proposals from the BBC to create a new TV channel for Scotland and a nightly news programme combining domestic and international news from a Scottish perspective.
“BBC UK management at long last appear to be listening to their Scottish audience and this turnaround in investment will be welcome after years of cutbacks. There are clearly exciting times ahead for the Scottish media industry and how we as a nation reflect ourselves, with the prospect of a Scottish Seven news programme from STV to be followed by a Scottish Nine from the BBC.
"I do wonder though, why this new news programme could not have aired on BBC One or Two, as the public clearly wanted. There is a risk of dilution rather than improvement here.
“We must also ensure that the BBC’s plan to make more UK-wide programmes here in Scotland results in work for Scottish firms so that investment benefits our economy.”