STV News

The STV Player is now available to viewers on Freeview Play as STV continues to make its programmes widely available to its audiences, whenever and wherever they want them.

From today, Thursday 4th February, Freeview Play users within STV’s licence areas of STV North and STV Central (covering Scotland) can access all STV catch-up programmes for free on their Freeview Play ready set-top boxes or TV sets.

“We believe that Freeview Play is set to become the new normal way of watching TV and it’s great news that the STV Player has been added to the service, allowing even more viewers the freedom to choose what they watch and when they watch it.” – Guy North, Managing Director of Freeview

STV favourites such as Coronation Street (ITV Granada), Emmerdale (ITV Yorkshire) and The Jonathan Ross Show (Hot Sauce TV) will be available to view for up to 30 days after broadcast, while STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight bring viewers all the latest news and current affairs.

Freeview Play also provides viewers in Scotland with catch-up TV from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, on-demand services and live television, bringing the ability to watch what you want, when you want, as easily as possible, to the mass market. The service is free from subscription and works with all existing broadband services.

“We are thrilled that the STV Player is now available on Freeview Play. This deal continues to enhance our multi-platform presence and offers viewers yet another way to watch their favourite STV programmes free of charge, anytime they choose to.” – Bobby Hain, Director of Channels at STV

The STV Player is now available on 13 platforms, including iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and smartphones, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Samsung Smart TVs, YouView set-top boxes, Xbox 360 consoles, Amazon Fire TV and via

STV began broadcasting on the ITV network in 1957 to Central Scotland. In 1961 STV North went on air as Grampian Television. The ITV network merged in England and Wales in 2004, however STV’s two regional stations continue to be independent of ITVplc and ITV Studios.


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