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STV Player content goes UK-wide on YouView

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Leading VOD service, the STV Player, has launched UK wide on YouView.
 
From this week, YouView users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, will be able to access a selection of content from what is now the most popular commercial VoD player in Scotland.
 
Due to licensing agreements, STV can only broadcast its Channel 3 network schedule in Scotland.  However, STV has been adding a huge array of new content to the STV Player on a monthly basis to complement its home-grown STV produced content, for its audience across the UK.
 
The STV app is automatically available on every YouView box, further increasing the reach of the Player UK-wide.
 
Available content includes hundreds of programmes across drama, factual, sport and documentary including Street Hospital, Vogue Williams Investigates, Secrets of the Paranormal World, The Pet Collective, House of Rugby and Grand Tours of Scotland – to name a few.  In addition, STV’s flagship news programme, STV News at Six can also be streamed, as well as regional content such as What’s On Scotland, Sean’s Scotland and the most watched Scottish current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight. It’s also a chance for the rest of the UK to catch up on classic STV programmes like Take the High Road, Taggart and Rebus.
 
Over the past year STV has significantly enhanced the user experience and introduced additional features and a broader content offering, all of which is driving increased consumption.  Selected STV Player content is also available UK-wide on web, iOS, Android, Fire TV, Samsung, Roku/Now TV and Freesat. Over 500 hours of additional content can be found on the STV Player from a range of new partners, including Endemol Shine International, TCB Media Rights, Hopster, TVF International, Flame, Jukin’ and Joe Media, some of which is available across the UK.
 
STV are an original YouView launch partner and are delighted to have an extended offering for viewers on the platform. 
 
Richard Williams, STV’s Managing Director, Digital, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for the STV Player. We’re constantly enhancing our offering on the STV Player and are delighted that a wide selection of programming is now available to viewers across the UK on YouView platform.” 
 
 For more information, please contact Kirstin Stevenson at Kirstin.stevenson@stv.tv or call 07803 970106.