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 Player to launch on Virgin Media

Virgin Media will launch STV’s on-demand service, STV Player, on its set-top boxes for the first time as part of a new deal with Scottish broadcaster. The four-year partnership will also give Scottish Virgin TV customers access to fully regionalised versions of STV in high definition. Virgin Media will broadcast STV in HD in all cabled STV regions – […]

Hopster content added to STV Player

Hopster, the kids’ learning and entertainment app, and STV are teaming up to add Hopster content to the broadcaster’s online streaming platform. Hundreds of pre-school titles, such as In the Night Garden, will become freely available on a new dedicated Hopster-branded children’s area within STV Player. The line-up of content integrated within the new STV […]

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 […]

STV’s technology chief to quit as new structure takes shape

STV’s chief technology and platforms officer Alistair Brown is to leave the company at the end of June. According to the Scottish commercial broadcaster, Brown’s decision to leave came after he decided not to put himself forward for a new role of managing director of a newly formed digital business. As a result of the […]

STV to close second channel, focus on digital

STV has laid out its plans for the next three years, which will see the Scottish broadcaster axe its STV2 channel to make room for more digital initiatives. The broadcaster hopes that its “three year growth plan” will mean that a third of profits will arrive from outside of linear advertising by the end of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Freesat adds STV Player

Freesat, the UK’s subscription free satellite TV service, has added STV Player from Scottish commercial broadcaster STV to its on-demand line up. Freesat viewers will be able to catch up on shows such as Taggart and Rebus as well as STV’s flagship programmes, including STV News at six and Scotland Tonight. Available to Freesat viewers […]