The BBC is to invest £4m in setting up a new design and engineering hub in Glasgow, including hiring an additional 60 technology and design-led roles over the next three years.
The new hub of more than 110 people will include the existing BBC Design + Engineering team in Pacific Quay, Glasgow and the broadcaster says it’ll will “play a critical role” in delivering on its ambition to reinvent itself for a new generation.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall said: “Ofcom giving the green light for the new channel is great news.
“The new service has huge potential and I’m excited about what it can achieve. But it’s not the only good news today.
“I am delighted that we are also investing £4 million to create a new digital hub in Glasgow – a forward looking city that has real vibrancy and energy. It’s the perfect location.”
Matthew Postgate, BBC Chief Technology & Product Officer added: “We know there is a huge amount of technological and creative talent in Scotland.
“We’re looking forward to creating a digital hub in the heart of this thriving community, which will use that talent and expertise to transform the BBC, not only in Scotland – but throughout the UK.”