- Scottish media
Scottish media has a long and distinct history.
Scotlandhas a wide range of different types and quality of media.
Film in Scotland
BBC Scotlandruns two national television stations. Much of the output of BBC Scotland Television, such as most news, current affairs and sport programmes, and the Glasgow-based soap opera, "River City", are intended for broadcast within Scotland, whilst others, for example many drama and comedy programmes, aim at audiences throughout the United Kingdom and worldwide markets. Newsnight Scotlandbroadcasts between 11pm and 11.20pm every weeknight.
Independent Televisionstations, STVand Border, also broadcast in Scotland. Although they previously had independent existences, Scottish TV (serving the Central Lowlands) and Grampian (serving the Highlands and Islands) now belong to the same company ( STV Group plc) and resemble each other closely, apart from local news coverage. "ITV Border" has had a more complex position, as it also has to serve neighbouring areas across the border in England, as well as the Isle of Man, and it now has separate news programs for each side of the border. Most of the independent television output equates to that transmitted in England, Walesand Northern Ireland, with the exception of news and current affairs, sport, comedy, cultural and Scottish Gaelic languageprogramming. Tele-Gis the only Gaelic language service available on digital terrestial television, broadcasting Across Scotland on the Freeview platform every night between 6pm and 7pm on Channel 8. BBC Albabroadcasts on Sky Digital and Freesat, 12 hours a day.
Scotland has its own BBC services which include the national radio stations,
BBC Radio Scotlandand Scottish Gaelic language service, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, which is available in the North of Scotland. There are also a number of BBC and independent local radio stations throughout the country.
Scotlandproduces several national newspapers, the "Daily Record" (Scotland's leading tabloid), the broadsheet"The Herald", based in Glasgow, and " The Scotsman" in Edinburgh. "The Herald", formerly known as the "Glasgow Herald", changed its name to promote a national rather than a regional identity, while "The Scotsman", which used to be a broadsheet, recently switched to tabloid format.
Sunday newspapers include the tabloid "Sunday Mail" (published by "Daily Record" parent company Trinity Mirror) and the "
Sunday Post", while the " Sunday Herald" and " Scotland on Sunday" have associations with "The Herald" and "The Scotsman" respectively.
There are over 700 magazines published in Scotland, by nearly 200 organisations, with an estimated total turnover of £157m per annum [ [http://www.ppa.co.uk/cgi-bin/wms.pl/169 Report - The Magazine Industry in Scotland] ,
Periodical Publishers AssociationScotland] .
Scotland does not have many dedicated online news services.
The Scotsman.com is popular. It is based in Edinburgh but covers all of Scotland. Evening Times& The Heraldcovers mostly Glasgow and the West. Scot24newscovers the central belt and is the smallest online news organisation. This site relies on news donations from student journalists and hobby writers.
Media in Glasgow
STV Group plc
List of Scottish companies
Gaelic broadcasting in Scotland
Scottish Broadcasting Commission
* [http://www.allmediascotland.com/ allmediascotland.com]
* [http://www.pr-scotland.com/ PR Scotland]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Media of Scotland — Scottish media has a long and distinct history. Scotland has a wide range of different types and quality of media. Contents 1 Film 2 Broadcasting 2.1 Television 2.2 Radio … Wikipedia
Media in Aberdeen — have long been published or broadcast. The city and surrounding area s main newspaper the Press and Journal has been made and printed in the city since 1748 making it Scotland s oldest newspaper. The city has a number of regional radio stations… … Wikipedia
Scottish Radio Holdings — (SRH) was a Scottish media company which owned 22 radio stations, and around 30 local newspapers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It was acquired by rival media group Emap on June 21, 2005. SRH had its origins in the 1970s when… … Wikipedia
Media and Publishing — ▪ 2007 Introduction The Frankfurt Book Fair enjoyed a record number of exhibitors, and the distribution of free newspapers surged. TV broadcasters experimented with ways of engaging their audience via the Internet; mobile TV grew; magazine… … Universalium
Scottish Government Resilience Room — The Scottish Government Resilience Room (SGoRR; prior to February 2008 called the Scottish Government Emergency Room or SEER , from the former name Scottish Executive Emergency Room ) is a coordination facility of the Scottish Government that is… … Wikipedia
Scottish & Newcastle — Former type Public Industry Beverages Fate Acquired by consortium of Heineke … Wikipedia
Scottish Screen — is the national body for film and television in Scotland, established in April 1997. It took on the functions of the Scottish Film Council, the Scottish Film Production Fund, Scottish Screen Locations and Scottish Broadcast and Film Training,… … Wikipedia
Scottish National Party — Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h Alba Scottis Naitional Pairtie Leader Alex Salmond MSP … Wikipedia
Scottish independence — is a political ambition of a number of political parties, pressure groups and individuals for Scotland to secede from the United Kingdom. The Kingdom of Scotland was an independent state from its own unification in 843, until 1707, when the… … Wikipedia
Scottish Gold — is a proposed TV Channel by [SMG (The Owners of STV) and Hope a Joint Venture with the BBC. The SMG Chief Executive said they are looking for the BBC to invest in £15 Million of Public Money a Year.  Rob Woodward, the chief executive of SMG… … Wikipedia