|Posted on July 26, 2021 at 7:20 PM|
News today of Scotland's new FREE global TV channel Braw TV has finally been announced by producers from Glasgow following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic which had previously stalled the project.
The new channel, which will combine traditional and digital to connect global audiences with new TV content produced in Scotland, will see it's official media launch on 2nd October 2022 - which is the anniversary of the first ever TV broadcast almost 100 years ago by Scottish enterpreneur John Logie Baird in 1925. The roll-out of services will include a dedicated app, interactive live events across Scotland and a host of new teasers for shows for the channel, such as THE AUTHORS SERIES, PEOPLE OF GLASGOW and NATURAL SCOTLAND, which will each be produced by partnership with leading world brands and local businesses to be fully interactive.
With several unique features to accompany the projects, Braw TV's platform - which will include a 24/7 channel as well as interactive services via the app, will allowing audiences to communicate directly with producers to fully be part of the TV experience - from behind the scenes and pre-production to delivery across multi-platform. The projects which will showcase new talent as well as familiar faces, is set to bring a much needed boost to the Scottish creative industry, with over 100+ new jobs and over 3,000 training opportunities.
Speaking about the launch of the new Braw TV Studios, co-founder and executive producer of Bad Pony Media Productions in Glasgow Frank McGowan, said: "we're thrilled to announce the roll out of Braw TV services in 2022," he said. "Coronavirus saw some unique challenges, but by collaborating with other content creators across the global entertainment industry, we're looking forward to reaching audiences who have been waiting for this, and putting Scotland on the map globally."
The project, which was originally titled "Bad Pony TV" was concieved in 2012 by producers from Bad Pony Media, and through funding from local government began development again after the project went into hiatus in 2015 following the frontpage news of producer https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-speaks-out-sexual-assault-woman-cheryl-cottrell-glasgow-sheriff-court-a7995021.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Frank McGowan being assaulted in a homophobic attack which left him with PTSD.
Teasers and promos are expected at the end of the summer. For more details please email [email protected]