STV is Scotland’s home of news and entertainment, serving audiences with quality content on air, online and on demand.
STV’s broadcast channel, accessible free-to-air on all the main TV platforms in Scotland, reaches 3.5 million viewers each month and is home to some of the biggest and most popular shows on television.
The channel’s first-class content includes soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street, big drama productions, entertainment hits Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, strong home-grown productions and Scotland's best, most comprehensive and most trusted news service. Flagship news programme STV News at Six continues to grow its audience share.
The STV Player, STV’s online VoD service, allows consumers in STV’s broadcast licence areas to enjoy their favourite STV shows live or on demand. With over three million registered users, the STV Player is one of the fastest growing on-demand platforms in the UK.
The recently launched ad-free subscription version, STV Player+, offers an opportunity to watch STV programming without the adverts, download shows for offline viewing and watch abroad for the first time.
STV Productions is one of the UK’s leading content businesses with ambitious plans for domestic and international growth.
The company has an impressive track-record of success across genres including drama, entertainment and factual, with commissions from a wide range of broadcasters.
Highlights include iconic game show Catchphrase for ITV, ratings winner Antiques Road Trip for BBC One, peak-time entertainment show Sex Tape, which recently aired on Channel 4, and documentaries Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie for ITV and Scotland and the Battle for Britain for BBC Two. In drama, four-part thriller The Victim for BBC One, starring Kelly Macdonald and John Hannah, was watched by more than 7.2 million people, and STV Productions has also confirmed a second BBC commission - 90 minute drama Elizabeth is Missing which will star two time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson in the lead role.
STV recently acquired a majority stake in award-winning unscripted producer Primal Media.