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Scottish Broadcasting Commission

On 8 August 2007, in a speech to the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister established the Scottish Broadcasting Commission (SBC). The purpose of the SBC was to conduct an independent investigation into the current state of television production and broadcasting in Scotland and to identify ways of advancing the industry.

On 8 September 2008, the SBC published its final report, Platform for Success, and has now disbanded. The interim reports, research and evidence collected by the Commission are available in the archive of its website (archived by the WayBackMachine internet archive).

The Scottish Government Response to the Scottish Broadcasting Commission report was published on 18 March 2009, with the response announced by the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution during a statement to the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Enterprise also responded to the report with Building the Platform for Success; Economic Strategy for Scotland's Broadcast Sector published in March 2009.

Platform for Success recommended that the Scottish Government report to the Scottish Parliament on overall progress in implementing the report. This would be annually from September 2009 - 2011. The first progress report was presented to the Scottish Parliament on 23 September 2009, with a statement to the Parliament by the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution.