1998 in Scottish television

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
List of years in Scottish television (table)

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


  • 31 May – Sky Scottish closes after just over eighteen months on air.
  • 29 July – British Digital Broadcasting rebrand as ONdigital.
  • 23 September – BBC Choice, the UK's first digital-only TV station, launches. BBC Parliament also launches on the same day.
  • 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.
  • 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.[1]



Television series[edit]

Ending this year[edit]


  1. ^ "BBC rejects Scottish Six". BBC News. BBC. 11 December 1998. Retrieved 4 May 2012.