Scottish TV output to grow

  • 21 September 2007

The BBC’s director-general Mark Thomson has pledged an extra £50 million for television programmes north of the border.

BBC Scotland’s contribution to UK programming is expected to lift from £38 million to £90 million.

Mr Thomson said the new Pacific Quay headquarters in Glasgow is “one of the world’s leading digital centres”.

He added: “We want to take some titles we already have and broadcast them from Pacific Quay – programmes well-known and loved by the UK public.

“Given this amazing facility, it makes sense to make some of our existing programmes from here.”

The announcement, which was made as Prime Minister Gordon Brown opened the new centre in Glasgow, is expected to bring hundreds of jobs and investment to Scotland.

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