BBC Online: BBC Scotland channel prompts 'insult' to Wales claim

The BBC has been accused of insulting Wales after it announced a new TV channel and funding for Scotland.

The Scottish channel, which will receive £19m new cash and have a nightly 21:00 news show, has prompted criticism from Welsh politicians.

The announcement came after the BBC said it was investing an extra £8.5m a year in Welsh TV programmes - short of the £30m demanded by politicians. BBC Wales said the needs of viewers in Scotland were "different". Labour shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan said it seemed that BBC Wales was "being short-changed compared to Scotland".

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