Invitation to tender - Hogmanay Live

Scotland is the home of Hogmanay around the world, and our audiences are looking for a programme that can showcase the very best of a modern, vibrant nation.Steve Carson
Date: 15.03.2019     Last updated: 16.03.2019 at 07.33
BBC Scotland today released the invitation to tender for Hogmanay Live - the first of its programmes to be put out for competitive tender as part of the Charter requirement to open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition.

The ITT has been published on the BBC website and includes the TV production of the main show on BBC One Scotland alongside a lead up programme to play on the BBC Scotland channel, in 2019 and 2020.

BBC Scotland invites pitches from all eligible producers and a full list of eligibility criteria and requirements has also been published. The production must qualify as a regional programme made in Scotland in line with established Ofcom guidance in this area.

Steve Carson, Head of Multiplatform Commissioning, says: “Scotland is the home of Hogmanay around the world, and our audiences are looking for a programme that can showcase the very best of a modern, vibrant nation.

"This landmark show has been a constant companion in the living rooms of Scotland, heralding in the New Year for generations.

"The audience use this show as a backdrop to their own parties, as a gathering point for families and children on this special night, and as a companion for those who may be alone.

"We are interested in ideas which take a fresh look at location, talent, musical direction and structure. How would you capture the talent and energy of contemporary Scotland while reflecting the traditions that our audience takes pride in?

"We invite suppliers who feel they can rise to the challenge of ensuring this very precious programme evolves, grows and continues to entertain for generations to come.”

As an established BBC format, the BBC will retain all intellectual property rights for the programmes but the tendering process will decide which supplier makes the programme.

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