Scotland should get its own digital television channel and more money to address a significant imbalance in its share of national broadcasting, an independent inquiry has decided.

The Scottish Broadcasting Commission suggests that UK broadcasters are failing to properly serve their audiences in Scotland or spend a fair proportion of their budgets on Scottish programmes - a deficit the industry's regulators and successive governments have also failed to correct.

The commission, set up 13 months ago by Alex Salmond, the nationalist first minister, said Scotland needed a publicly-funded digital channel with its own news bulletins and a budget big enough to commission current affairs, drama and entertainment It would also be shown UK-wide on satellite, Freeview or cable.