This article discusses the referendum on Scottish independence that occurred on 18 September 2014. The debate addressed the issues of what would happen to broadcasting in Scotland, and what would happen to public ownership of broadcasting stations should Scotland become an independent country.
The debate on whether or not Scotland should be independent was aired live throughout the UK in a two-hour programme. This was done by BBC Alba and STV, who were both viewed by millions of people across the UK.
On September 18th 2017, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should be independent. This was the first time that this had been done in three centuries.
Scotland voted overwhelmingly for independence with a historic result of 62% voting “yes.” The political, economic and cultural consequences of this vote were huge. Around the globe there is a backlash against Scottish nationalism as people look for ways to sympathize with their feelings about Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory in America.
This article discusses Bateman Broadcasting’s take on these ideas and how they are involved in the Scottish independence movement.
On the 1st of March 2019, Scotland became the first country in the world to vote for independence from a European Union nation and become an independent nation.
The referendum took place on Thursday 18th September 2014 and ended with 55% voting for Scottish Independence and 45% voting against. The result was announced on Friday 19th September 2014.
Broadcasting companies such as BBC and ITV are expected to be affected by the changes to the country’s broadcasting laws that will come into force on 2nd June 2016.
BBC is not allowed to produce or show programmes which promote Scottish independence during this two-year period after it is voted for. This includes news, current affairs, documentaries, advertising and political programming that have been produced or shown since 18th September 2014 up until 2nd June 2016.
Bateman Broadcasting is a discussion on Scottish independence. It provides an insight into the various view points of Scotland’s economy, broadcasting system, and culture as well as referendum issues such as currency and EU membership.
Political broadcasting in the UK has been in existence for a long time and has been received through BBC Broadcasting House in London. In these discussions, the BBC will be represented by senior editors from the BBC’s Daily Politics show who are professionally trained to debate political issues from one side of the spectrum to another.
The Scottish independence referendum has been given significant coverage by media organizations including print magazines and websites such as “Today” magazine which has published multiple articles on how much money Scotland would be without Westminster’s assistance.
The BBC has chosen not to cover the Scottish referendum for fear of undermining their impartiality. However, it is possible that their decision will have a significant impact on the outcome.
The BBC have shown that they are political and editorial leaders when it comes to broadcasting. The news providers have been criticised for not covering the Scottish referendum in depth and giving an overwhelming majority of airtime to the pro-removal movement side – which could potentially change things by giving them more attention.