Starting Wednesday 6 January, Live at Five will go on-air from the STV Glasgow studios at Pacific Quay every weekday from 5pm, and will be hosted by Hayley Matthews, Jennifer Reoch and David Farrell, plus various guest presenters. STV promises that Live at Five will be "packed with great guests, cooking from local chefs, live performances by local bands and features on local history and also reflecting life today in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the surrounding areas."
At 11pm, new addition The Late Show, a new "tongue-in-cheek" chat show presented by Ewen Cameron will come from the STV Edinburgh studios at Fountainbridge.
Previous evening shows The Riverside Show (STV Glasgow) and The Fountainbridge Show (STV Edinburgh) have been axed as part of the changes - their presenters having been carved up between the two new shows being launched this week. Although the changes now mean the majority of programmes are shared, the two STV City TV stations retain separate lunchtime and 10pm news bulletins.
STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh are currently broadcast on Freeview channel 23, but will be allocated a new Freeview channel number in the coming months following the closure of the BBC Three TV channel (the exact number is subject to a consultation taking place at the moment). Sky viewers in central Scotland can see their relevant City TV service on channel 117. On Virgin, the channels are found on 159 in their broadcast area.
STV Edinburgh celebrates its first year on air this month. Meanwhile, STV is in the process of launching new local services for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee following a successful bid for more local TV licences last year.