STV & Sky Enter Five-Year Pact


A newly signed partnership will give Sky customers in Scotland access to STV’s regional offerings, as well as the STV Player, on their set-top boxes.

Sky customers in STV’s broadcast license areas will be able to catch up on STV programs such as Coronation Street and Britain’s Got Talent and classic shows from the STV archives on Sky Q and Sky+ set-top boxes, as well as mobile devices via streaming and offline viewing. The STV Player will be available in the second half of 2019. All four STV regions will launch in HD to create the first fully regionalized PSB HD service on Sky. The new HD variants are expected to launch in the first half of 2019.

Simon Pitts, CEO of STV, said: “We’re delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Sky, which will give Sky viewers across Scotland even better access to STV’s hit shows whenever and wherever they want them.”

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO for the U.K. and Ireland at Sky, said: “This partnership with STV will bring even more great content to Sky customers across Scotland, as well as enabling us to collaborate and launch the first fully regionalized HD service from a public service broadcaster.”