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    BBC Scotland - A brand new channel announced.

    Despite ongoing cutbacks, the BBC have managed to find a healthy budget to launch a brand-new channel, dedicated to, and for, viewers in Scotland.

    It will retain some mainstream BBC content, but with a more niche audience to appeal to, do you have any suggestions on programmes to fill the remaining schedule? Any ideas for new shows related to Scottish cooking, humour, soap operas, chat shows, documentaries or current affairs? What about the return of any shows that were popular with UK-wide audiences back in the '70s or '80s etc?

    Hopefully the dedicated 9pm News is impartial, and the 80 new journalist posts will not be used to unfairly promote the break up of the Union, or other political agendas.

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    do you have any suggestions on programmes to fill the remaining schedule?
    What about the return of any shows that were popular with UK-wide audiences back in the '70s or '80s etc?

    The Krankies

    So they get rid of BBC 3 and now they make a channel just to see badly played sports and repeats of Rab C Nesbitt.

    Usually a big fan of BBC channels but not this one.

    Towelie

    So they get rid of BBC 3



    Did they?


    bbc.co.uk/tv/…ree

    So they say they're making cuts but the truth is they have massively overpaid presenters with no talent.
    They've sunk to low depths in the quality of their programmes following ITV & Sky and this is typical arrogance or pampering to retain some respect to the Scots?

    cops, Glasgow edition.
    deep fried, things you can cook in batter.
    walking, mountain (or lake) of the week.

    bbc 3 moved to online only, they didnt close it down

    do we get it back should wee Jimmy get her independence?

    If you watch this crap you need your head checked.

    I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at this funding, but keep in mind...

    £320m was raised from the licence fees in Scotland last year.

    The Great British Bake Off will get £25m

    BBC Scotland, a national channel, will receive £30m
    Edited by: "jaybizzle" 22nd Feb

    could do with a plus 1 bbc 1.

    Towelie

    So they make a channel just to see badly played sports.


    Spot on regarding the football - thoroughly depressing watching that crap.

    Thank God for the best football league in the world right next door.

    Sorry to see the foxes in such dreadful freefall, still got a lot of family there and it's hurting them badly, all of them in a state of bewilderment.

    Towelie

    So they get rid of BBC 3 and now they make a channel just to see badly … So they get rid of BBC 3 and now they make a channel just to see badly played sports and repeats of Rab C Nesbitt. Usually a big fan of BBC channels but not this one.




    The channel is not for you, its for the people of Scotland.

    Don't worry, you're still getting most of the money rounded up in Scotland spent on red, white and blue programming.


    Edited by: "jaybizzle" 22nd Feb

    RossD89

    Did they?http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcthree


    Agreed... I only used to watch it via iplayer so no change for me.

    jaybizzle

    I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at … I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at this funding, but keep in mind...£320m was raised from the licence fees in Scotland last year.The Great British Bake Off will get £25mBBC Scotland, a national channel, will receive £30m


    Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but rational given the distinct nature of London, number of people and revenue raised in London.

    jaybizzle

    I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at … I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at this funding, but keep in mind...£320m was raised from the licence fees in Scotland last year.The Great British Bake Off will get £25mBBC Scotland, a national channel, will receive £30m


    Good grief, JB, you're going to have to back that up.

    Really hard to believe such a thing is true.

    Not casting aspersions - just find it hard to believe.

    davewave

    Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but … Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but rational given the distinct nature of London, number of people and revenue raised in London.




    London already has a channel, its called BBC One

    shadey12

    cops, Glasgow edition.deep fried, things you can cook in batter.walking, … cops, Glasgow edition.deep fried, things you can cook in batter.walking, mountain (or lake) of the week.



    ​Do you mean Loch not lake

    jaybizzle

    London already has a channel, its called BBC One


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    cainer1

    do you have any suggestions on programmes to fill the remaining … do you have any suggestions on programmes to fill the remaining schedule?What about the return of any shows that were popular with UK-wide audiences back in the '70s or '80s etc? The Krankies



    Can't. It was mostly paedophiles and sex offenders hosting those shows. BBC need to maintain their coverup for a little longer yet.

    davewave

    Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but … Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but rational given the distinct nature of London, number of people and revenue raised in London.



    How much revenue is raised in London Dave?

    davewave

    Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but … Better idea would be a channel for London - would be unpopular but rational given the distinct nature of London, number of people and revenue raised in London.



    How much revenue is raised in London Dave?

    BagABargain78

    How much revenue is raised in London Dave?


    Lots, 8.6 million people innit bro.

    jaybizzle

    London already has a channel, its called BBC One



    if BBC 1 was a channel for Londoners it wouldnt be broadcast in English

    idr2711

    ​Do you mean Loch not lake


    Not all of the lochs are lochs, at least one of the lochs is a lake. X)

    davewave

    Lots, 8.6 million people innit bro.



    Hmmmmm. I'm not sure they're all paying mate.

    cainer1

    if BBC 1 was a channel for Londoners it wouldnt be broadcast in English



    True.

    The english cant even get along with the scotts what a sad country

    Not Scottish but if we can get some good shows from this I am up for it.

    Reigan

    Not Scottish but if we can get some good shows from this I am up for it.



    Good shows? You ever watched BBC Alba? LoL

    BagABargain78

    Hmmmmm. I'm not sure they're all paying mate.



    Oh ok, London are all dishonest license fee dodgers but the Scottish are 100% honest and upstanding...

    Yeah ok.

    Not sure it needs its own channel, aren't there already local versions of the bbc for the different regions?

    why is Scotland getting special treatment?

    Reigan

    The english cant even get along with the scotts what a sad country


    Been living in English/Scots community for long enough to know that's not true.
    I love my friends and count myself well blessed to have so many friends; they are my friends first and foremost, whether they're Scot's, English, or whatever is of no matter.
    Friends are as good as family, and sometimes better.

    jaybizzle

    I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at … I get that most people around here hate the Scots and shall be angered at this funding, but keep in mind...£320m was raised from the licence fees in Scotland last year.The Great British Bake Off will get £25mBBC Scotland, a national channel, will receive £30m



    No they won't. Bake off has gone to channel 4.

    joanddan7

    Oh ok, London are all dishonest license fee dodgers but the Scottish are … Oh ok, London are all dishonest license fee dodgers but the Scottish are 100% honest and upstanding...Yeah ok.Not sure it needs its own channel, aren't there already local versions of the bbc for the different regions?why is Scotland getting special treatment?



    LoL. Someone's a little sensitive today! I wasn't suggesting Scotland was any more honest than London. I'm saying we have definite figures for revenue raised in Scotland but we don't know how much is raised in London. Using the gross population as a guide is crazy as not everyone is an adult, not everyone has or uses a tv, some people have exemptions, lots of households only require one license and lastly, some people don't pay. Try to think before reacting.

    moneysavingkitten

    No they won't. Bake off has gone to channel 4.



    only in name, the BBC will still have their own version, and i expect it'l probably do better than what got sold to Ch 4

    joanddan7

    Oh ok, London are all dishonest license fee dodgers but the Scottish are … Oh ok, London are all dishonest license fee dodgers but the Scottish are 100% honest and upstanding...Yeah ok.Not sure it needs its own channel, aren't there already local versions of the bbc for the different regions?why is Scotland getting special treatment?




    Scotland is a country

    There is barely any Scottish content on Scottish TV.

    Tell me, whats so special in wanting content aimed at your country, when you are providing hundreds of millions in funding, but getting peanuts back.

    The funding for the new channel is a joke, chump change, yet still people are **** at Scots getting any funding.

    Edited by: "jaybizzle" 22nd Feb

    jaybizzle

    Scotland is a countryThere is barely any Scottish content on Scottish … Scotland is a countryThere is barely any Scottish content on Scottish TV.Tell me, whats so special in wanting content aimed at your country, when you are providing hundreds of millions in funding, but getting peanuts back.


    What a pointless idea - like there is some huge need to watch Scottish only programmes?

    cainer1

    only in name, the BBC will still have their own version, and i expect … only in name, the BBC will still have their own version, and i expect it'l probably do better than what got sold to Ch 4



    What's the BBC version called then?

    idr2711

    ​Do you mean Loch not lake



    ​no issue with crime in Glasgow or deep fried everything, but I get pulled for loch
    could also have 'swimming with basking sharks' basically get a celebrity, stick em in a cage, chain it to the back of the Brodick ferry.
    obviously still in the planning stages,

    BagABargain78

    Hmmmmm. I'm not sure they're all paying mate.



    ​lots are

    davewave

    What a pointless idea - like there is some huge need to watch Scottish … What a pointless idea - like there is some huge need to watch Scottish only programmes?



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