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STV Player gets connected to Freeview Play

Viewers in Central and Northern Scotland connected up to the new Freeview Play service can now access catch-up TV from the STV Player.

This means that with immediate effect, Freeview Play users in those areas where STV is on channel 3 can now access all STV catch-up TV programmes, including Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Jonathan Ross Show, which are available for up to 30 days after broadcast. STV News and Scotland Tonight are also available, providing viewers with the latest developments closer to home on an on-demand basis.

Freeview Play also provides viewers in Scotland with catch-up and on-demand content from the BBC, ITV (UK wide channels), Channel 4 and Channel 5, free from subscription fees.

Bobby Hain, Director of channels at STV said:
"We are thrilled that the STV Player is now available on Freeview Play. This deal continues to enhance our multi-platform presence and offers viewers yet another way to watch their favourite STV programmes free of charge, anytime they choose to."

Guy North, Marketing Director of Freeview said:
"We believe that Freeview Play is set to become the new normal way of watching TV and it's great news that the STV Player has been added to the service, allowing even more viewers the freedom to choose what they watch and when they watch it."


  1. Really wish the STV Player would get added to Freesat Freetime boxes!


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