Another television channel is planned for 2018 in response to a long-standing demand in Scotland for a Six O'Clock News bulletin that combines International, UK and Scottish News - the so-called Scottish Six.
Some £320 million of licence fee revenue is raised in Scotland, with expenditure on purely local content set to stand at £86 million by 2016-17. The remainder of licence fee revenue raised in the country is spent on networked programmes shown throughout the UK.
BBC Scotland's TV channels compete with the ITV networks, STV (covering central and northern Scotland) and ITV Border (covering south Scotland) for regional programming and services. Channel 4 and Channel 5 do not have opt outs - only advertising aimed at each region.