Ofcom has today published an invitation to comment seeking the views of people affected by the proposed BBC Scotland channel.
Following an announcement in February, the BBC has today published its detailed proposals to launch a new digital television channel for audiences in Scotland next year.
In order to protect fair and effective competition, Ofcom must examine any significant changes which the BBC wishes to make to its TV, radio and online public services.
Ofcom will now conduct an initial assessment of the BBC’s proposals for its new Scottish channel, which we must conclude within six weeks.
Ofcom are inviting potentially affected stakeholders to comment on the BBC’s proposals, which must be submitted by 14 December 2017.
At the end of the initial assessment Ofcom we will decide whether a more detailed, second-stage review is appropriate.