Award-winning production business STV Studios is one of the UK’s leading producers of scripted and unscripted content and Scotland’s biggest production group, creating world class content for a range of UK and international broadcasters and streamers.

STV Studios is a family of over 20 leading production labels across every genre, from quiz to documentary, factual, entertainment and drama. Together STV Studios is an unrivalled network of senior creative leaders across the UK nations and regions, with over 30 established returning series, an extensive pipeline of new programme ideas, and a rich archive of c.5000 hours.

STV Studios’ in-house drama, entertainment and factual teams have produced hundreds of hours of critically-acclaimed, conversation-starting television, including the BAFTA and International Emmy award-winning TV film Elizabeth Is Missing (BBC One); Channel 4 prison drama Screw; iconic Saturday night gameshow Catchphrase (ITV); and a number of much-loved auction-based series including The Yorkshire Auction House for Warner Bros. Discovery and long-running BBC daytime hit, Antiques Road Trip.

Recent successes for labels within the STV Studios family include Tuesday’s Child entertainment event The Fortune Hotel for ITV; Two Cities TV’s gripping police drama Blue Lights for BBC One; headline-making Channel 4 comedy chat show Late Night Lycett (Rumpus Media); hit international format LEGO Masters (Tuesday’s Child), which has aired in 20 territories across the globe; and co-production with Tod Productions, thriller Criminal Record for Apple TV+.

A number of exciting productions are coming soon including Rumpus Media's The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan for BBC; Two Cities Television's Amadeus for Sky; and three-part drama series, The Witness - STV Studios first commission for global streamer Netflix.

Tape sales of our programme catalogue remain strong, proving to be a reliable and valuable income stream. Following the acquisition of Greenbird Media, we now have over 7500 episodes in distribution.

Recent key sales include Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with over 1000 hours in global distribution, notably in the US, Australia and the Nordic territories. The Travelling Auctioneers has sold to territories such as New Zealand and the US. Bridge of Lies has been successfully sold as a combination of tape and format sales, including to La 1 in Spain and Gameshow Network in the US. The Underdog, from Primal Media, has been sold to NBCUniversal.

STV Studios revenues and profits trebled in 2023, demonstrating its growth and considerable potential, with a strong pipeline for future production.

STV Studios was named Production Group of the Year at the Edinburgh TV Awards in August 2023.

KEY FACTS

20+

labels

58

new commissions in 2023

34

returning series