Scotland


STV Player launches on Virgin TV

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has launched its video-on-demand service, STV Player, on Virgin TV set-tops from Liberty Global-owned cable operator Virgin Media. The move, which follows the signing of a four-year strategic partnership deal between STV and Virgin Media earlier this year, will integrate the STV Player app and STV catch-up programming on Virgin TV […]

STV hires new productions managing director

STV has appointed Tinopolis’ David Mortimer as its new managing director for STV Productions. Mortimer will take charge of STV’s production teams in Glasgow and London. His brief is to turn STV into one of the UK’s leading production companies, repositioning the brand to focus on developing returning series for terrestrial and SVOD players across […]

STV names UKTV Play chief as head of digital

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has named UKTV Play chief Richard Williams as managing director of digital television. Williams twill take charge of STV’s newly formed Digital division as part of a strategy to place digital at the centre of the organisation to deliver its three-year growth plan. He joins STV from UKTV where he was […]

STV’s technology chief to quit as new structure takes shape

STV’s chief technology and platforms officer Alistair Brown is to leave the company at the end of June. According to the Scottish commercial broadcaster, Brown’s decision to leave came after he decided not to put himself forward for a new role of managing director of a newly formed digital business. As a result of the […]

STV to close second channel, focus on digital

STV has laid out its plans for the next three years, which will see the Scottish broadcaster axe its STV2 channel to make room for more digital initiatives. The broadcaster hopes that its “three year growth plan” will mean that a third of profits will arrive from outside of linear advertising by the end of […]

New event video streaming technology tested at Edinburgh Fringe

Singapore and UK-based satellite equipment provider Global Invacom Group has carried out the first live tests of a new technology that it says enables live, high-quality, large-scale event video streaming over a WiFi network. The technology, Bx-WiFi, was developed through a partnership with the BBC Research & Development, and the University of Hertfordshire, under a […]

STV appoints ITV online and pay TV boss as CEO

STV has appointed ITV’s managing director, online, pay TV, interactive and technology, Simon Pitts, as its next CEO. Pitts, who has worked at ITV for 17 years in various senior roles, is due to join the Scottish broadcaster’s board as chief executive on January 3, 2018. His appointment comes after STV’s current CEO, Rob Woodward, […]

STV taps SpotX for programmatic advertising

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has chosen video ad serving platform SpotX to support programmatic selling of advertising on its STV Player on-demand platform. The move will enable advertisers and their agencies can target Scotland-based viewers of programmes such as The Loch, X Factor, The Voice Kids, and live events such as the recent Scotland v […]

STV2 launching this month

STV will launch STV2 later this month, after the Scottish broadcaster rebranded its existing local channels and added in licenses for new ones. The commercial broadcaster has rebranded its City TV services in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also has three new licenses – for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee – all of which will operate under […]

STV Player launches on Roku

Scottish public broadcaster STV has launched its digital service STV Player on Roku streaming players in the UK. Roku users within STV’s licence area in Scotland will be able to watch catch-up or live content via the over-the-top service. Roku owners in other UK licence regions will also be able to live stream STV Glasgow […]

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