Ofcom has today published a consultation about our provisional decision to approve the launch of a new BBC television channel for audiences in Scotland.

The BBC published detailed proposals for a BBC Scotland channel in November 2017. We announced in January that we would undertake a competition assessment to examine whether the public value offered by a new BBC channel would justify any potential adverse effects on fair and effective competition.

Following a careful review of the BBC’s plans and research with viewers in Scotland, our provisional decision is that the BBC may proceed with the launch of the new channel.

We are now seeking views from interested or affected organisations and individuals on our provisional decision.
The closing date for submissions is 18 May 2018.

We intend to publish our final decision on whether the BBC may proceed with the launch of the channel by July 2018.

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