The launch of the new BBC Scotland TV channel is not far away, launching on Sunday 24 February 2019
The channel will be available across the UK, but it will mean some changes to how you find the channel, BBC Two and BBC Four, to viewers in Scotland.
For Viewers in Scotland
The current BBC Two Scotland channel will cease broadcasting at midnight on 17 February 2019, from this point onwards it will show programming from the main network version of BBC Two as seen in England.
From week commencing 18 February 2019, Sky and Freesat receivers in Scotland will be reprogrammed to point to the main network version of BBC Two HD on channel 102.
On Freeview and Youview, BBC Four (standard definition) will move in Scotland from channel 9 to channel 82 during the week of 18 February 2019. In its place will be a promo for BBC Scotland, which will appear on Channel 9 ahead of the launch. You may need to retune your Freeview / Youview receiver to get the channel.
The HD version of BBC Scotland will appear during that week on Freeview channel 115 in Scotland. CBBC HD in Scotland will stop broadcasting at 7pm to show BBC Scotland, after 7pm CBBC (standard definition) will continue as normal to 9pm.
On Virgin Media, BBC Scotland HD will launch on channel 108 in Scotland.
Meanwhile, on Sky, BBC Scotland HD will appear on channel 115. Freesat viewers in Scotland will see the channel on 106.
For Viewers outside Scotland
The new BBC Scotland TV channel won’t be broadcast on Freeview or Youview outside Scotland, however viewers with connected devices will be able to stream the channel via the BBC iPlayer.
On Virgin Media, BBC Scotland will launch on channel 162 outside of Scotland, taking a slot currently used to duplicate BBC Two.
On Sky, viewers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will see the channel on 457.
On Freesat, viewers outside of Scotland will access BBC Scotland on channel 108. HD receivers will store the standard definition version of the channel on 174.
Football on BBC Scotland
Eight Scottish Championship sides will feature in the first batch of matches to be broadcast live on Friday nights on the new BBC Scotland channel.
Matches will kick off at 7.05pm and the channel will broadcast up to 20 live Championship matches over the next two seasons.
The initial matches announced are:
- Friday 1 Mar – Morton v Falkirk
- Friday 8 Mar – Falkirk v Ayr Utd
- Friday 15 Mar – Inverness CT v Ross County
- Fri 22 Mar – Partick Thistle v Inverness CT
- Fri 29 Mar – Dunfermline Athletic v Ayr Utd
- Fri 5 Apr – Ross County v Dundee Utd