STV confirmed recently they have joined forces with two new content providers for their STV Player.
“Flame and Jukin Media offer hugely popular programming and content, and we are delighted that, through these partnerships, we are able to further enhance our offering to STV viewers.” – Richard Williams, STV’s Managing Director, Digital
The two new partnerships with international content providers, Flame Distribution and Jukin Media to provide additional programming and choice for viewers as its video on demand service, STV Player, continues to expand. Jukin Media is owner/ operator of multimedia entertainment brands FailArmy, The Pet Collective, and People Are Awesome; those immensely popular properties provide comedic and inspirational video content to tens of millions of followers on social media, and will now be available on STV Player.
Flame Distribution is an international distributor of factual, unscripted and documentary content representing more than 140 independent producers from around the world. Programmes which will air on STV Player include Recipes That Rock and Grand Tours of Scotland.
“We’re committed to making our brands available everywhere there’s an active, enthusiastic audience consuming video content, and STV Player absolutely fits that description,” – Cameron Saless, Chief Growth Officer of Jukin Media.
Last year, STV announced a new strategic growth plan for the business, creating a dedicated digital division to drive growth through the STV Player and deliver a personalised STV for everyone. These new partnerships follow recent extensions to the range of content available through Eleven Sports, Hopster and Little Dot Studio to deliver increased choice across children’s, factual, drama, entertainment and sports programming. Strategic partnerships have also recently been confirmed with both Sky and Virgin extending the reach of the STV Player to new audiences.
“Flame is delighted to be working with STV. We feel that our titles will be a perfect match for their customers and will play a role in generating more customers for their service. We look forward to working with STV on more future deals!” – Thomas Gould, Flame’s VP Sales – Middle East, Hungary & Turkey Worldwide Transport Sales & Digital Sales EMEA
At the end of last month STV announced the launch of STV Player+, an ad-free subscription video on demand service for Scots at home and abroad. This service is the company’s first direct to consumer offering and allows STV to enter the fast-growing pay TV market for the first time. STV Player+ will provide access to all of STV’s must-see programming in full HD, but without the ads. Subscribers will be able to catch up ad-free or watch live with no pre-roll advertising as well as download their favourite programmes for offline viewing at home or on the move. The new service will also allow subscribers to view STV content in Europe for the first time.
STV Player+ is available on iOS (Apple devices) for £3.99 per month after a seven day free trial, and viewers can subscribe directly from their STV Player app or download it from the App Store. The service will be available on other platforms in due course.
We are delighted to be able to enhance our offering to STV viewers. Subscription viewing is growing, and the STV Player+ offers our viewers even greater choice and flexibility in how they watch STV, ensuring that they can access their favourite STV shows however and whenever they want, whether at home or abroad.” – Richard Williams, STV’s Managing Director, Digital