ITV and STV deepen content sharing and advertising partnership

UK commercial broadcaster ITV and Scottish equivalent STV have signed up to an enhanced strategic partnership around content sharing and advertising sales that the pair says creates incremental digital value for both companies and aligns their interests in the streaming age.  The long-term agreement will see STV’s streaming service, STV Player, take exclusive Scottish rights […]

Lothian Broadband Networks taps Netgem for voice and TV

Scottish fibre and wireless broadband operator Lothian Broadband Networks Limited (LBNL) has tapped technology outfit Netgem to offer voice alongn with TV as part of its ultrafast fibre broadband offering. Netgem said the move into voice was a natural extension of the usual bundles developed for ISPs, working alongside its partner Netsapiens, a Crexendo company. […]

Scots turning off SVOD

Scottish consumers are turning away from subscription TV services, according to research by ScotPulse commissioned by commercial broadcaster STV. The ScotPulse survey found that 64% of SVOD subscribers have, or are planning to, cut back or cancel their services, while 47% plan to spend less on TV entertainment subscriptions such as Sky, Netflix and Disney+. […]

STV Player launches VIP rewards programme to engage users

Scottish broadcaster STV’s STV Player on-demand service has launched a rewards programme, laying claim to be the first broadcaster video-on-demand (BVOD) platform to introduce a scheme of its kind in the UK. The new free service, STV Player VIP, offers a range of benefits to its members, including no pre-roll adverts so they can access content […]

STV strikes streaming partnership with Premier Sports

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has struck a partnership with pay TV sports broadcaster Premier Sports and free-to-air sister channel FreeSports covering streaming and advertising. STV Player will become the first partner to host a live stream of the 24-hour FreeSports channel, enabling fans to watch up to 10 live football matches a week from US […]

STV strikes new partnerships for STV Player

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has struck partnerships with Flame Distribution and Jukin Media to provide additional content for its video-on-demand service STV Player. Jukin Media owns and operates online brands including FailArmy, The Pet Collective, and People Are Awesome, providing short-form content online and on social media platforms, while Flame Distribution is an international distributor of factual, […]

STV Player to launch on Sky for first time

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has struck a new five-year strategic partnership with pay TV operator Sky that will give Sky customers in Scotland access to STV’s regional variants in full HD, as well as STV’s leading VOD service – STV Player – on their set top boxes for the first time. The deal will enable Sky customers […]

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 […]

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