STV Studios was named Production Group of the Year at the prestigious Edinburgh TV Festival Awards last night (24 August).

The win follows an exciting year for the production group, which continues to scale rapidly. Responsible for shows such as Antiques Road Trip and Bridge of Lies for BBC One, prison drama Screw for Channel 4, cop series Blue Lights for BBC One, Celebrity Catchphrase for ITV, Criminal Record for Apple TV+ and The Yorkshire Auction House for Really - STV Studios has an ambitious strategy to become the UK’s number 1 nations and regions producer. The group is also committed to providing an inclusive culture where everyone involved in its shows is treated fairly and supported to grow professionally.

Blockquote open We’re so thrilled to receive this award and to be recognised during what has been a transformational year for STV Studios. The talented teams across our nine different labels have produced thousands of hours of must-see content this year, and to be named Production Group of the Year - amongst such esteemed competition - is testament to all their hard work.

“All of the shows we’ve celebrated this year are only a success thanks to our amazing freelance community – it’s a really difficult time for them in particular right now and, as an industry, we should be doing everything we can to support our freelance talent pool.
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David Mortimer Managing Director, STV Studios

In July 2023, STV Studios announced the acquisition of Greenbird Media, which has significantly increased the number of production labels at STV Studios, more than trebled the business’s portfolio of returning series and expanded its forward pipeline of new programme ideas.


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