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Tartan TV - Television from the heart of Scotland

The saltire in the sky above Manhattan is a wonderful emblem of this ambitious project to showcase Scotland overseas. Tartan TV produced 52 half hour programmes for the US and Canadian cable and satellite markets, then we went on to produce a further 52 shows for American Public Television (PBS). At its peak the programmes were available to over 130 million Americans (46% of the population). They were shown on over 200 stations, in 7 of the top 10 markets including New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Chicago - and achieved an astonishing audience share in some markets of up to 6%. That means that if you were walking down the street in Memphis in the half hour that Tartan TV was on air, then every twentieth house you passed was watching the glories of Scotland! Unbelievable!!

 

 

Sean Connery leads the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue New York.