Dave Smith: Programme-making and the Scottish Digital Network

David Smith

ATTENDED by over 200 people, a debate in Glasgow, on November 16, about the Scottish Digital Network – a proposed digital TV channel (with supporting online presence) dedicated to Scottish content – attracted a glittering array of speakers, including former director general of the BBC, Greg Dyke.

allmediascotland has already published the speeches of Jim Raeburn, director of the Scottish Newspaper Society, and Dave Rushton, director of the Institute of Local Television.

Here now, Dave Smith, managing director of the independent TV production company, Matchlight, airs his views. The SDN is the main recommendation of the Scottish Broadcasting Commission, set up three years ago, led by former BBC Scotland head of news and current affairs, Blair Jenkins. Other speeches to follow….

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