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STV sees strong digital growth in ‘better than expected’ 2020

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV said it had come through 2020 with a “better than expected” performance as digital and VOD revenues grew, helping offset some of the impact of COVID-19 on advertising and plummeting revenue from its studios unit. STV said that online viewing on STV Player was up 68%, making it the fastest growing […]

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. […]

Sky expands STV Sky Q deal to cover entire UK

Sky has announced a long-term deal with STV that will see ‘hundreds of hours’ of box sets available to Sky Q customers across the UK. The pair first announced a deal last year which saw users in Scotland gain access to the local broadcaster’s shows, but this has now been extended. As in Scotland, users […]

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 expands VOD content by 270 hours

  STV, the free-to-air Scottish broadcaster, has announced a significant expansion of its STV Player VOD service with 270 hours of on demand content and two new live streaming channels. The £3.99 per month SVOD is the exclusive home of the ITV Network schedule in the country, with the broadcaster also announcing distribution deals with […]

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 […]

Ofcom prominence measures “warmly welcomed” by UK PSBs

British PSBs have responded to Ofcom’s proposed measures to aid PSBs in the streaming era.  On Thursday, July 4, broadcast regulator Ofcom announced its measures to ensure “that PSBs continue to deliver high-quality content for UK viewers and listeners”. These include improving the prominence of PSB content on major viewing platforms, a renewed focus on […]

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