1998 in Scottish television

This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1998.

List of years in Scottish television (Table)
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EventsEdit

January to AprilEdit

  • No events.

MayEdit

  • 31 May – Sky Scottish closes after just over eighteen months on air, because the channel fails to meet its financial targets.[1]

JuneEdit

  • No events.

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • No events.

SeptemberEdit

  • 23 September – BBC Choice, the UK's first digital-only TV station, launches.[2] The channel broadcasts around two hours each night of programming for Scotland as an opt-out from the main channel.

OctoberEdit

  • 1 October – Digital satellite television launches in the UK, operated by Sky Digital. This sees the start of UK channels transmitting in 16:9 widescreen.

NovemberEdit

  • No events.

DecemberEdit

  • 11 December – BBC governors reject a request to give Scotland its own Six O'Clock News bulletin. Instead an extra £20m will be spent on new jobs and programming in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.[3]

DebutsEdit

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Ending this yearEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scots Sky Shuts". The Times. Times Newspapers Limited. 8 April 1998.
  2. ^ "No-one gets the Choice BBC launches new channel". The Herald. 24 September 1998. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ "BBC rejects Scottish Six". BBC News. BBC. 11 December 1998. Retrieved 4 May 2012.