STV promises 'long-term commitment' to local TV with expansion of Glasgow and Edinburgh channels

STV has announced plans to increase news and sport coverage by extending the hours of its local TV channels covering Glasgow and Edinburgh.

STV Glasgow launched in June 2014 with STV Edinburgh following in January 2015. Both are available on Freeview channel 23.

In January the two channels claim to have reached a combined audience of over one million.

From March 2, the channels will be on air from 7am and feature hourly weekday news bulletins from midday. News programming will broadcast at half-hourly to viewers across central Scotland, with latest updates untill 10pm.

Bobby Hain, director of channels at STV, said: “City TV is a long term commitment for STV and the enhanced schedules that will be launched in early March support our strategy to deliver relevant content to consumers across Scotland. Both city TV channels have delivered in line with expectations since launch…”

In October 2014, STV confirmed applications to deliver local TV in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.

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