STV Player has announced it is available to consumers on NOW TV Boxes across the UK.
“With STV Player content now available on NOW TV Boxes consumers are able to access STV and STV2 programmes, both live and on demand, on 15 different platforms. We continue to work with a range of partners to make sure STV content is available to consumers anywhere and anytime they want it.” – Rémi Brunier, STV Player
Those using a NOW TV Box within STV’s licence area in Scotland can enjoy STV content via live stream or catch-up, with programmes ranging from top drama Grantchester, popular soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street, and hit entertainment shows such as Britain’s Got Talent.
STV2 brings Live at Five to air every weekday at 5pm
Consumers in the rest of the UK can live stream brand new channel STV2 or catch up on their favourite shows on their NOW TV Box. STV2 launched last month with a new and distinct schedule including popular Irish soap Fair City, weekday magazine show Live at Five and the first integrated Scottish, UK and international news programme, STV News Tonight. The network also screen much loved Scottish Television classics such as crime drama Taggart, Rebus and village life soap opera Take The High Road.
Audiences across the UK can also catch up on original STV Player content, such as STV’s flagship news and current affairs coverage. STV is the last standing none ITVplc owned broadcaster on the Channel 3 network.
STV News presenter John MacKay and STV Weatherman Sean Batty can be seen on NOW TV
ITV currently operate the regional network as a national brand across England and Wales as well as UTV in Northern Ireland. STV launched as Scottish Television in 1957 and is one of the oldest Independent Television broadcasters in the UK. The company operate two Channel 3 areas with STV North and STV Central on the main Channel 3 service with STV2 broadcasting to Scotland as part of the Local TV network.
“We’re pleased our Scottish customers will now be able to enjoy STV through the app which is available to download on the NOW TV Box. Customers can now enjoy the latest and best of STV content and pay TV through the NOW TV Passes all in one simple to use device.” – Jon Blumberg, Director of Customer at NOW TV