The BBc calls it “a channel for modern Scotland, it features a mix of documentary, popular factual & entertainment, comedy, drama, news & current affairs and sport.”
The new channel will be on the air seven days a week, from 7pm till midnight, and is available on all platforms, Freeview, Freesat, Virgin and Sky.
From midnight on Sunday 17 February, BBC Two Scotland ceased to broadcast. After this date, viewers in Scotland receive the network version of BBC Two.
“We know that viewers in Scotland love BBC television, but we know that they want us to better reflect their lives and better reflect modern Scotland,” said BBCx secretary general Tony Hall.
“The best way to achieve that is a dedicated channel for Scotland.
“It’s a channel that will be bold, creative and ambitious, with a brand-new Scotland-edited international news programme at its heart.
“This is an exciting time for BBC Scotland and for the millions of Scots who love TV.”