STV is a free-to-air television channel from Scotland. It was launched on May 30, 2006 to replace two ITV licenses that operated in the northern and central regions of Scotland. This channel is not available in the southern region of Scotland since those belong to the ITV border region.
Both of ITV’s licenses are required to produce only 90 minutes of regional non-news shows, but the station is devoted to producing more. In recent years, STV has aired news, entertainment, weather predictions, local competitions, and sports.
Speaking about sports, STV has aired football-related shows, rugby programs, and other programs featuring biking, boxing, wrestling, and arm wrestling. One of the top football competitions aired by this channel was the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
STV was launched on SD, but an HD feed was made available to their users on April 2, 2010. The launch was specifically aimed to provide a better coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
STV is available on Scotland’s terrestrial TV feed in HD, but there is an option to the SD feed on some pay-tv carriers. Check local listings for further channel details, further information, and availability of each feed in this country.
STV Scotland New Frequency on Satellite
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STV Scotland New Frequency 2022
FIFA World Cup (2022)
Scottish STV has reached an agreement with UK’s ITV to show all 2022 World Cup matches aired live on ITV’s television networks. VOD platform STV Player has also obtained the rights to stream live World Cup matches.
World Cup Qualifying (2020-2022)
STV is a Scottish free-to-air television channel owned by STV Group. It is made up of the Central Scotland and Northern Scotland Channel 3 public licences, formerly known as Scottish Television (now legally STV Central Ltd) and Grampian Television (now legally STV North Ltd) respectively.
The STV brand refers to the on-air name used by Scottish Television for much of its history – notably in the 1970s and early 1980s. This brand remained in conversational use amongst the local public afterwards.
The modern STV brand was adopted on Tuesday 30 May 2006 replacing both franchises’ previous identities. The sense of continuity in the name was demonstrated when STV celebrated its 60th birthday in 2017, with special programmes on STV itself and the now defunct STV2.
STV is now the only part of the Channel 3 network which is not owned by ITV plc. The station does not carry ITV branding or show ITV’s network presentation.