Salmond to appear at the Edinburgh TV Festival

THE First Minister, Alex Salmond, is to speak about developments in Scottish broadcasting these last five years at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Speaking about broadcasting since he took office five years ago, Salmond will be appearing at the festival, sponsored by the MediaGuardian, for the first time.

Says a media release issued by the festival, he will be talking about, among other things, the Scottish Broadcasting Commission, which he set up soon after taking office, which recommended the setting up of a digital TV channel dedicated to Scottish content.

It continues: “Following his speech, Salmond will be taking questions from the floor in a live Q and A segment, considering the steps that could be taken to make Scotland an attractive location for international screen producers, and how broadcasting can be enhanced within Scotland.”

The festival is taking place from a week on Thursday until the Saturday.

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