End of the line for Highland TV

May 30, 2006

SMG fades out Grampian TV brand

Well, this is sad, the end of the Grampian TV brand. There was a time when independent TV produced a distinctive, locally flavoured brand of TV, and there was a time when Grampian in particular did a very good job of being a local television station. What we seem to have now is a Scottish TV that isn’t called ITV for petty nationalistic reasons, yet has little or no Scottish content, let alone local content.

I find this pretty ironic, given that production costs have probably never been lower, and Freeview, Sky and the internets make distribution easier than ever before.

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