Media release: BBC Scotland announces outcome of competitive tender for Hogmanay Live


BBC Scotland today announced that, after a competitive process, Multi Platform Productions has secured the tender to produce Hogmanay Live.

The bid from MMP was considered to be the strongest from a very competitive field of eligible producers who submitted proposals.

The contract for 2019 and 2020 will include a lead up programme to play on the BBC Scotland channel and the main show which will simulcast on BBC One Scotland and the channel.

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) was for the first of BBC Scotland’s programmes to be put out for competitive tender as part of the Charter requirement to open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition.

In order to find the best outcome for the BBC’s audiences, all bids were assessed against four criteria – strength of editorial proposal and capability, value for money, strategic priorities and risk. MPP scored highest against these criteria amongst the eligible producers who submitted bids.

Steve Carson, head of multiplatform commissioning at BBC Scotland, said: “Scotland is the home of Hogmanay around the world. This show has been a constant companion in the living rooms of Scotland, heralding in the New Year for generations and it will continue to do so under this new contract. We will announce programme details in due course.”

As an established BBC format, the BBC will retain all intellectual property rights for programmes.


Further Information: Roy Templeton 0141 422 6315

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