Strong case but Scottish Digital Network stalls

6
695

The Scottish Government’s Culture Minister has admitted that plans to create a digital TV channel dedicated to Scottish content have not progressed as quickly as she would have liked.

The Scottish Government’s Culture Minister has admitted that plans to create a digital TV channel dedicated to Scottish content have not progressed as quickly as she would have liked.

In a broadcasting industry update to the Scottish Parliament, Fiona Hyslop said that the case for the Scottish Digital Network – the main recommendation two years ago of a Scottish Broadcasting Commission set up by First Minister, Alex Salmond, the previous year – had strengthened rather than weakened, since it was first mooted.

She broke her update into three parts, each reflecting an area of broadcasting in Scotland identified by the Scottish Broadcasting Commission.

During her ten-minute speech, she also urged greater broadcasting spend by Channel 4 in Scotland.

Full report at allmediascotland.com – click HERE to read more.