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FOR THE UNION FOR INDEPENDENCE

Following independence from the UK, Scotland would also forgo its entitlement to UK institutions such as the BBC.[1] While the Scottish government may put forward plans, the country’s continued viewing BBC channels and programs would be subject to negotiations, with no guarantee of a positive outcome.[2]

References

  1. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/feb/26/maria-miller-independent-scotland-lose-bbc 26/2/14
  2. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/19/bbc-share-with-independent-scotland 19/6/14

The SNP has plans to create a new Scottish Broadcasting Service (SBS) that would replace BBC Scotland as the country’s primary public service broadcaster.[1] This new broadcasting system would not prevent Scotland from continued access to BBC programmes and services.[2] With a license fee income of an estimated £320 million, a new Scottish broadcaster would have the financial capability of creating more productions, resulting in new jobs and a boost to the Scottish economy.[3] Furthermore, a Scottish broadcaster would reflect more on the country’s contemporary culture than the BBC currently does.[4]

References

  1. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/nov/26/scottish-independence-bbc-broadcaster-snp-white-paper 26/11/13
  2. http://www.yesscotland.net/answers/what-will-happen-bbc
  3. http://www.yesscotland.net/answers/what-will-happen-bbc
  4. http://www.yesscotland.net/answers/what-will-happen-bbc