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So there’s a new exclusively Scottish BBC TV channel starting, what’s this going to be like then? I hate to say from what I’ve read my hopes aren’t all that high. Looks more like BBC Glasgow to me. The news is probably needed, the ‘England & Wales’ news items (sometimes headline) on the main BBC news are irrelevant to the audience up here so it’s good there is now an alternative to that.

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A thing nobody watches because it has no budget and it'll be on freeview channel 32475863495843659


Pretty much. Probably a very high percentage of repeats to boot.

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It'll fail just like STV Glasgow and Edinburgh failed. The difference is STV probably hoped those might work out, I'm sure the BBC will be popping champagne once this intentionally stunted channel fails.

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1 minute ago, MixuFixit said:

It'll fail just like STV Glasgow and Edinburgh failed. The difference is STV probably hoped those might work out, I'm sure the BBC will be popping champagne once this intentionally stunted channel fails.

STV 2 (as it eventually became) failed because STV barely has enough programmes (and budget for that matter) for one channel. That’s why there’s fewer and fewer opt-outs from the ITV network.

This new channel is effectively a replacement for opt-outs on BBC2, but in HD. 

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You get to watch “The Riots Of Cappielow Park” live on Friday night.

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I'm a bit dismayed that Steven Thompson and Scott McDonald are the presenters of the football coverage but otherwise seems to be quite a bit of promising stuff on the new channel to keep my interest.

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To me it's already a failure due to them having a daily 9pm news show that everything else is scheduled around.

Any channel that focuses on a news show is a load of bollocks and no different to others.

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Looking forward to the documentary Nae Pasaran about the Rolls Royce workers stand against the Pinochet regime in Chile. 

See there's also a documentary on Tuesday about gang violence starring Sean Batty, he's fair turned his life round since those days then:o

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If that's going to be the new regular time and not just because it's the Scottish Cup next weekend then fair play to BBC Scotland for somehow managing to make  it even later before they show the weekend's highlights.

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Can't help but feel that some folk on the inside of the whole Scottish media world are getting massively over-excited about the new channel.  Over here in the real world, I've barely heard a thing about it.

It's like that new dawn when STV Glasgow and Edinburgh launched...and then it set in that their own programmes were rubbish and folk didn't want to watch 20 year old repeats of Taggart and Take the High Road.

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9 hours ago, MixuFixit said:

A thing nobody watches because it has no budget and it'll be on freeview channel 32475863495843659

So far it's bumped BBC4 down the table.

 

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2 minutes ago, Miguel Sanchez said:

You should all really be watching The People's News right now. 

If you thought the BBC was dumbing down before (it is), f**k me, you didn't have a clue

I’m watching it waiting for SG to come on. The accents almost make me embarrassed to be Scottish.

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2 hours ago, Stu said:

If that's going to be the new regular time and not just because it's the Scottish Cup next weekend then fair play to BBC Scotland for somehow managing to make  it even later before they show the weekend's highlights.

BBC Scotland (the channel) doesn't start broadcasting until 7pm (it just shows BBC2 until then), so they couldn't go on at the old time.

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