STV Glasgow confirms schedule for new channel

STV Glasgow has confirmed its presenter line-up for new daily magazine programme, The Riverside Show, along with details of the launch schedule for the brand new channel.
 
Weather presenter Storm Huntley will join Jennifer Reoch and David Farrell live from Pacific Quay each week day evening, 1830 – 2030, for The Riverside Show. Storm, Jennifer and David will be joined by new roving reporter Colin Stone, who will present from different locations around Glasgow each week night.
 
STV’s brand new channel for viewers in Glasgow and the west, STV Glasgow, will launch on Freeview channel 23 on Monday 2nd June.
 
STV Glasgow will begin broadcasting at 1830 on 2nd June to 2 million viewers in the west of Scotland on Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 117 and Virgin channel 159.
 
The new channel will be on air from 1200 to 2400 every day with an entertaining mix of news and features, live and interactive formats, as well as quality acquired and archive programming including the complete series of Take the High Road and classic episodes of Taggart. Take the High Road will return to the week day schedule starting with the very first episode on Tuesday 3rd June.
 
Further programming includes an original format, My Life in Ten Pictures, which airs for the first time on Monday 2nd June with an in-depth interview with Lord Sir Willie Haughey OBE.
 
STV Glasgow has also committed to broadcasting one hour of non-English speaking content per week. Polish drama, Czas Honoru, will air from Wednesday 4th June, with subtitles.
 
Paul Hughes, channel editor, said: “The final countdown to the launch of STV Glasgow is now on and the excitement is building ahead of our first broadcast on 2nd June. The channel schedule includes a mix of live, daily magazine programming, alongside new, acquired shows and popular classics from the STV archive. The channel aims to reflect everything that’s happening in Glasgow on a daily basis and we look forward to bringing viewers all the latest news, entertainment and features from Scotland’s largest city.”
 
Ahead of the first broadcast on 2nd June, viewers will be asked to retune their televisions to pick up the Freeview signal for channel 23.
 
The new channel will complement STV’s current portfolio of locally focused services on air, online and on mobile including the recently launched City Apps, which provide all the latest news, events, offers, pictures and videos for consumers in Scotland’s biggest cities.
 
Ofcom announced the award of licences to STV for Glasgow and Edinburgh in January 2013. STV Glasgow will be delivered in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, offering students the opportunity to work in a live television environment.
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654
anna.hendry@stv.tv

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