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Ofcom to borrow ‘wireless technology spectrum’ to help ensure Commonwealth Games coverage proceeds without a hitch

TO cater for a 3,000-strong media pack that is expected to descend on Scotland next year, to cover the Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow, ‘spectrum’ is to be ‘borrowed’ from the Ministry of Defence to …

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Renewed call to be made in support of Scottish Digital Network

THE Scottish Government should establish the Scottish Digital Network recommendation of five years ago from its own broadcasting commission - according evidence to be given to a House


Hughes named editor of upcoming TV channels for Edinburgh and Glasgow

A FORMER news editor at GMTV has been named editor of upcoming local TV channels serving Edinburgh and Glasgow. Paul Hughes's CV includes having led the digital TV switchover


Mobile internet use grows in Scotland, finds media report

THE use of mobile phones to access the internet has grown faster in Scotland than any other UK nation over the last year, according broadcasting regulators, Ofcom. Says Ofcom


In My Opinion: James Aitken: Time for a Scotland-wide Channel 3 licence

LAST week, just after News at Ten on Thursday, television viewers watching ITV Border were treated to a screening of an episode of the new sitcom, Vicious. At exactly

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The Media in Figures: UK audience attitudes towards the broadcast media

Quality of TV programmes WHEN asked whether TV programmes had improved, stayed the same or worsened in the past 12 months, over half (55 per cent) of UK adults

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The Media in Figures: Scotland’s community radio licences

WHEN broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, announced, in February, the awarding of a community radio licence to operate in the Scottish Borders, it was the seventh such award to be

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Applications being sought to run local TV channels in Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee and Inverness

APPLICATIONS are being sought by the broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, to run local TV channels in Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee and Inverness. It represents the next phase of a plan to

Ofcom advisory appointments in Scotland for Leonard and Mckay

A FORMER BBC producer who now operates her own video production company, plus the Scottish chair of the Institute of Directors, have both been appointed to a Scotland-only

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Views being sought on news and current affairs coverage in the Scottish Borders

VIEWS are being sought on the quality and quantity of news and current affairs coverage on Channel 3 in the Scottish Borders. Today, Ofcom has launched a consultation process

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New community radio station launching in the Scottish Borders

A NEW community radio station has been approved to operate in the Scottish Borders. The Galashiels-based TD1 has been awarded its licence by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, with licences awarded

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Nevis Radio switching from commercial to community, as Ofcom names six new Scots operators

A RADIO station in Fort William is being allowed to switch from being a commercial to a community station, thus opening up opportunities to receive funding through public

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Hyslop calls for urgent action on TV provision for the south of Scotland viewers

THE Scottish Government secretary responsible of culture has called for urgent action on the TV provision for viewers in the south of Scotland. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture


STV awarded licences to run local TV channels for Edinburgh and Glasgow

THE broadcaster, STV, has been awarded licences to run local TV channels for Edinburgh and Glasgow. The successful bids - which were submitted in association with local universities, Edinburgh

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Orkney radio station warned by Ofcom to provide satisfactory figures

A COMMUNITY radio station serving the Orkney Islands has been warned by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, to provide satisfactory figures to show how much of its revenue comes from

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Survey finds south of Scotland TV viewers wishing for more local Channel 3 news service

TV viewers in the south of Scotland would rather they received a more local Channel 3 news service - in preference to the Newcastle-based one they currently have


STV on track to have operating licences renewed until 2024

THE Glasgow broadcaster, STV, looks set to have its licence to broadcast in Scotland extended until 2024. The Channel 3 licences for both the north of Scotland and across

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The Media in Figures: Scotland’s viewing of early evening news on TV

BBC One’s and STV’s early evening news bulletins last year attracted a greater average share in Scotland than many of their counterparts elsewhere in the UK, according to

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Two don’t make it in bid for community radio licences

WHILE two recent applications to run a community radio station in Scotland were approved by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, a further two didn't make it. As reported on on

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Another two community radio stations added to Scots’ roster

THE network of community radio stations throughout Scotland is being joined by a further two. Applications for a community radio licence from Penicuik-based Crystal FM and Haddington-based East Coast

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