More content pledged as BBC signs deal with Screen Scotland

The BBC has pledged to create more dramas, comedies and factual content in Scotland as part of a new deal with Screen Scotland.

The agreement will see the broadcaster make more programmes in Scotland for UK and international audiences.

Director General Tony Hall announced the move at the launch of the BBC Scotland TV channel in Glasgow on Sunday.

He said: “As part of the BBC’s commitment to this new partnership, we have agreed to deliver, to network, each year, a minimum of three drama series from Scotland, three comedy titles and three high-impact factual series.

“This is the first stage in a long-term collaboration involving the BBC, Screen Scotland and potentially other relevant parties with the aim of backing ambitious projects reflecting Scottish culture which can be enjoyed by audiences in Scotland, across the UK and internationally.”

Screen Scotland, which supports film and TV production, is part of Creative Scotland.

The body’s acting chief executive Iain Munro said: “We have a strong history of partnering on projects with BBC Scotland and this agreement sets out clearly how we will build on this.

“It makes clear our common goals and where we can jointly support the screen sector in Scotland to thrive – producing more high quality content, developing emerging talent and celebrating our exciting culture.”

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