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Jun 26th, 2018, 10:48am
 
Ofcom has given its blessing to the much-anticipated BBC TV Channel for Scotland.

Ofcom's reasons are given here, in pdf form. Published on the 26th June, 2018.

It includes section 2.26 "Since our consultation, STV also announced it will close its loss-making local TV channel, STV2, at the end of June 2018. The decision to close STV2 was a commercial one for STV and was taken in the context of a wider strategic review and in the face of continued challenges to the local TV sector."

A516 digital's report is here.

"The new TV channel will operate a core schedule between 7pm and midnight, and include a news hour at 9pm on weeknights. Programmes on the channel will include those previously shown on BBC Two Scotland, which will be closed down and replaced by the main network feed of BBC Two from London.

Between midnight and 7pm, the channel will simulcast BBC Two, but with variations for sports events and political coverage that was previously on BBC Two. Such opt-outs would be limited to 150 hours a year.

The channel will receive a budget of 32 million.

BBC Scotland is due to take BBC Four's main channel position on all platforms in Scotland, with BBC Four moving down the channel list. There are no changes to BBC Four in the rest of the UK."

BBC Scotland's report is here.
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