STV Player


England-Scotland match sets record for ITV Hub

  ITV’s coverage of England’s 0-0 tie with Scotland in the ongoing European Championship was the most-watched match of the tournament in the UK. The broadcaster announced that the match from Wembley drew a peak audience of 20 million viewers across ITV and STV. This translated to a 79% share of the available audience on […]

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 Player celebrates UK-wide rollout with addition of 650 hours of content

STV Player, the catchup service of Scotland’s public broadcaster, has rolled out across the UK and added more than 650 hours of content. The free-to-view VOD service is now pre-installed in three quarters of the UK’s CTVs. The broadcaster is boosting the platform with content from high-profile distributors Entertainment One and Sony Pictures Television. Shows […]

Record month for STV Player

STV Player, the catch-up service from Scottish pubcaster STV, has delivered a record-breaking month. The service, which expanded availability to the entire UK last year, saw 12.5 million streams delivered in January, up 115% year-over-year, with online viewing up 100% to 6 million hours. STV player’s monthly active users increased by 20% in the month. […]

STV player launches on Freeview Play

Scottish broadcaster STV’s free VOD service STV Player has launched UK-wide on TV platform Freeview Play. This expansion will see the player automatically installed on the platform and available to an additional nine million devices across the UK. It is part of STV’s strategy to significantly increase the market for its streaming platform. Freeview Play […]

Virgin Media takes STV nationwide and adds All 4

Virgin Media has extended the reach of STV Player, the TV app from Scottish commercial broadcaster STV to its entire footprint, giving the latter broader coverage across the UK, and has also added UK pubcaster Channel 4’s All 4 app to its TV platform. STV has agreed a deal with Virgin Media which will enable […]

STV completes distribution drive for Player with Sky launch

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV’s online service STV Player has launched on Sky set top boxes, giving viewers access to STV content across all major TV platforms for the first time. The move will enable Sky customers in Scotland to watch STV programmes including Coronation Street and I’m A Celebrity , as well as providing viewers with all of STV’s local […]

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 in deal with FreeWheel for advertising on STV Player

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has announced a number of initiatives designed to accelerate its digital growth. The broadcaster has struck a new partnership with US advanced advertising company Freewheel which will enable STV’s premium digital advertising inventory to be monetised on the Sky platform. STV Player will launch on Sky in Q4. STV said that it will […]

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, […]