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September 25, 2009

SNP would replace the BBC

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by David Allen

If the Scottish National Party ever takes the country into independence, it has plans to do away with the BBC in Scotland and replace it with a new Scottish Broadcasting Corporation (SBC).

According to the Culture Minister, Michael Russell, the government would introduce a new mixed system of broadcasting, but viewers from Scotland who believe this would be cheaper or even free, will need to think again.

The SBC will also be run by a TV Licence system, but whereas currently the cost is £142.50, the new Scottish TV Licence would cost £145, and to make it worse the service would be subsidised by adverts too.

This would mean that the SBC would have an estimated budget of around £300 million and there are concerns that the service would not be comparable with BBC Scotland.

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  1. It’s the logical consequence of independence. Currently the BBC spends less in Scotland than it receives from Scottish license holders so there is little doubt we could do better by ourselves.

    In any case the former BBC would have to change it’s name because when Scotland leaves there is no Britain!

    Comment by Joe Middleton — September 27, 2009 @ 10:22 am

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