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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 […]

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, […]

STV launches subscription service STV Player+

Scottish broadcaster STV has launched an ad-free subscription video-on-demand service, STV Player+, that will be available to viewers at home and abroad. The direct-to-consumer offering will allow subscribers to view STV content in Europe for the first time – including shows like Coronation Street, Britain’s Got Talent and the 2019 Rugby World Cup. STV Player+ will offer live and […]

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 partners with Eleven Sports

Scotland’s STV has agreed a strategic partnership deal with Eleven Sports as the sports broadcaster looks to expand its subscription offering in the UK. The deal establishes STV as the exclusive digital sales agent for Eleven Sports across all digital platforms and sponsorships in the UK. STV said the agreement builds on its experience in marketing […]

UK PSBs call for new prominence rules to tackle tech giants

The UK’s public service broadcasters have asked the government to guarantee the prominence of their linear and on-demand services in the face of mounting pressure from global giants like Netflix. In an open letter signed by the heads of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C, the broadcasters urged broadcast regulator Ofcom to modernise […]

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