Scotland's culture minister has said people should not "fixate" on the idea of a new TV station for Scotland.

The SNP has previously campaigned for a new broadcaster to replace the BBC in Scotland, a Scottish Broadcasting Service funded by licence payers north of the border.

Fiona Hyslop told the Scottish Affairs Committee of Westminster, which was meeting for the day at Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow, that she is currently pushing for the BBC to reform into a more federal structure so that more decisions were made at the BBC's headquarters in Glasgow.

She said her broader goal was an increase in television and other screen production in Scotland.

"The channel is less important than having a platform for production," she said.

"I think people get fixated on a separate channel - the idea is to have more production and the space to do that.

"Currently we are really losing out and the opportunity to have more spend in Scotland.

"We think there is a window of opportunity with the BBC Charter renewal and we have had discussions initially, but the issue has got to be about how we can get more jobs, and a more vibrant sector."

She added: "We are not saying we are demanding huge extra resources - you could achieve a great deal with a transfer of decision making, and the transfer of existing budgets. I have met with James Purnell [BBC's director of strategy] and...we will continue to have those discussions."

Ms Hyslop was asked whether Scotland could match the success of Danish productions such as The Killing and Borgen.

In a wide ranging discussion of the challenged facing the creative industries sector, Ms Hyslop said: "The key here is how public sector broadcasting in Scotland helps grow a sustainable creative industries sector especially in screen and TV production.

"That's where the real anomaly really lies - you have got a licence fee income of £320m, and a BBC Scotland budget of less than £200m, and a production spend in Scotland by Scottish companies that are based here is down to £35m.

"We have to get more production here in Scotland.

"Our suggestion to that is to have a more federal BBC, with more opportunities for more production, and those opportunities could be realised in a new channel for television, or with radio - having a second [BBC Scotland] radio station."

Pete Wishart, the Perth SNP MP, was elected as Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee in June this year.

The remaining members of the committee were formally appointed in July.