Former STV, Discovery exec Dan Korn joins A+E

Dan Korn has taken a new role at A+E and will oversee programming at its UK channels. Korn will join the UK arm of the US-based channel operator at the end of October. He joins from the production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV but is best known for his time at Discovery where, in a […]

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 […]

STV Player launches on Freeview Play

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV’s catch-up service, STV Player has launched on Freeview Play, the on-demand service recently launched to complement the UK DTT free-to-air platform. From today, Freeview Play users within STV’s licence areas can access all STV catch-up programmes for free on their Freeview Play ready set-top boxes or TV sets. STV favourites such […]

Dusk! extends Estonian reach

Estonian cable operator STV has added female-focused adult channel Dusk! to its TV line-up. Dusk! will be part of STV’s adult package, available to subscribers for €4.99 a month. Dusk! is already available on the TV service of TeliaSonera-owned Elion, the leading telco in Estonia. The Netherlands-based channel is available to about 40 million homes […]

STV wins local TV licences

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has been awarded local licences to deliver services in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee by Ofcom.  STV plans to deliver all three services in partnership with educational institutions to provide media students with the opportunity to learn and train in a live TV environment. The broadcaster will work with Robert Gordon University […]

STV Player launches on Xbox 360

STV Player, the online catch-up service for Scottish broadcaster STV, is now available as an app for Xbox 360 games consoles.  Viewers within STV’s broadcast regions of Scotland can download the app to access free 30-day catch-up of shows from STV and local station STV Glasgow. “The launch of the STV Player App on Xbox […]

STV bids for Scottish local TV licences

Scottish broadcaster STV has submitted applications to UK regulator Ofcom to offer local TV in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.  The new applications have been submitted in partnership with universities and colleges in each of the three areas, and expand upon STV’s existing local TV commitments for Glasgow and Edinburgh. STV’s application partners are Robert Gordon […]

Amazon Fire TV goes on sale in the UK

Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV internet streaming box to customers in the UK today, priced at £79. At launch content will be available from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, Channel 5, Sky News, Curzon Home Cinema, Vevo, YouTube, Scottish broadcaster STV and OTT live TV viewing service TVPlayer. […]

Setanta Sports expands into the Baltics

Setanta Sports has launched its Setanta Sport Eurasia channel in Estonia on STV, with plans to launch in Lithuania shortly.  The news comes just days after the sports broadcaster also went live in the third Baltic state of Latvia, via cable operator Baltcom. The expansion into the Baltics builds on Setanta Sports Eurasia’s existing footprint […]

STV Glasgow gets audience of half a million

Local UK TV network STV Glasgow said that it has reached an audience of 572,000 viewers in its first month on air. The Scottish station, which launched on June 2, said almost 30% of all viewers in its transmission area tuned in at least once during the month and the average viewer tuned in at […]