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Consultation opens on new BBC Scotland channel

16 June 2017
Consultation opens on new BBC Scotland channel

A six-week consultation period has opened on the BBC’s planned new channel for Scotland.

The corporation announced the plan in February, with the new channel expected to launch in 2018.

The proposal is part of the overall commitment, made by the BBC during the recent review of its charter, to increase investment in Scotland and to ensure that proportionately more of the licence fee is spent on dedicated services in Scotland.

The increased funding will also mean increased production in the area.

Under the terms of the BBC charter and agreement, such a change requires the BBC to undertake a public interest test, which will consider the impact such a channel could have.

The consultation document and advice on how to respond can be found here.

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