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 […]

BBC to create new channel for Scotland

The BBC is to invest £19 million (€22.4 million) in creating a new TV channel for Scotland and will up its spending on Scottish programming by about £20 million a year as part of a new programme of investment in the UK’s devolved nations. Following a review of programming and services in the nations that […]

Freeview kicks off 700MHz clearance with Selkirk BBC move

Freeview is to quietly begin the process of clearing the 700MHz spectrum – which it is being forced to relinquish by Ofcom to make way for mobile services – in the Scottish Borders at the beginning of March. BBC channels broadcast from the Selkirk transmitter will change frequencies on the morning of March 1. Viewers […]

Virgin Media outlines Scottish FTTP rollout

Virgin Media will connect “at least two thirds” of the 360,000 additional homes and businesses being added to its ultrafast broadband network in Scotland with fibre to the premises (FTTP). Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media announced plans to reach the additional 360,000 homes and business in Scotland last month and claims to already reach one million […]

New chief for Irish-language broadcaster

Irish-language public broadcaster TG4 has named Alan Esslemont as its new director-general. Esslemont, who is currently head of content at Scottish Gaelic channel BBC Alba, will take up his role in mid-October. He replaces Pól Ó Gallchóir who has been at the head of the service since April 2000. Esslemont, who helped create BBC Alba, […]

STV’s City TV channels to take BBC Three slot on Freeview

Scottish broadcaster STV’s City TV channels will be bumped up the Freeview TV guide, following BBC Three’s move to online-only. Under the changes, STV Edinburgh and STV Glasgow, which are currently listed on the Freeview electronic programming guide (EPG) at position 23, will move up to channel number 8. STV’s planned City TV channels for […]