STV Studios is Scotland’s biggest production company creating and producing world class content for a range of UK and international broadcast networks and streamers.
STV Studios is a family of creative labels. Our in-house labels are STV Drama, STV Entertainment and STV Factual. We own a majority stake in award-winning unscripted producer, Primal Media, and a minority stake in Northern Ireland based drama producer, Two Cities Television. We own the younger-skewing entertainment label, Barefaced TV, who’s first major commission was with global streamer, Discovery+, for Written in the Stars; and we have a co-production agreement with scripted specialists, Tod Productions, with whom we are co-producing a major drama for AppleTV+. Our most recent additions are unscripted producers Hello Mary, who are based in Brighton and joined in 2021 and Mighty Productions based in Glasgow and London who joined in 2022. In July 2023, STV Studios and Greenbird Media announced a major new deal which will bring Greenbird’s network of 15 independent production companies into the STV Studios family of labels.
STV Studios continues to be on a promising growth trajectory, delivering a record-breaking 30 programme commissions in 2022, with a strong pipeline for future production.
Recent productions include six-part prison drama for Channel 4, Screw, re-commissioned for a second series; daytime quiz format Bridge of Lies for BBC One also recommissioned for a second series and Celebrity spin off as well as an international format sale for Spanish broadcaster La 1; and returning factual series, The Yorkshire Auction House, for Discovery-owned Really.
STV Studios also successfully licences our back catalogue around the world, delivering very profitable revenue for the division on an ongoing basis.
new commissions in 2022
hours programming produced in 2022