Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Local TV on MB Blog: Local TV Channels in Scotland to become STV2 in 2017

Story from STV:

STV News Tonight, a landmark new service for Scotland, will bring together for the first time all the news coverage relevant to Scottish viewers in a single weeknight programme.

It’s the latest addition to the successful portfolio of news and current affairs programming from STV News and it will launch in early 2017.

The programme will be produced using STV and ITV News coverage and will offer a comprehensive service of Scottish, UK and international news from a Scottish perspective and delivered with the trademark STV News values.

Recognising the unique news agenda of a devolved nation, the programme will deliver for the first time a service tailored specifically to the interests of Scottish viewers.

The delivery of a news programme of this format from Scotland will be a UK first and represents the next enhancement to STV’s extensive cross platform news and current affairs offer.

The programme will be produced and broadcast from Glasgow using STV’s resources from across Scotland and ITV’s international and UK news resources.

STV News Tonight will be the flagship news programme on STV’s expanding city network.

In addition to Glasgow and Edinburgh, three new licences – Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee – will be added in early 2017 and the network of services rebranded as STV2.

The 30 minute programme will air on weeknights at 7pm on STV2 and streamed live on the STV Player.

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