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STV Player Launches on Freeview Play

Posted February 4, 2016 - Press Releases

The STV Player is now available to viewers on Freeview Play as STV continues to make its programmes widely available to its audiences, whenever and wherever they want them.

From today, Thursday 4th February, Freeview Play users within STV’s licence areas can access all STV catch-up programmes for free on their Freeview Play ready set-top boxes or TV sets. STV favourites such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Jonathan Ross Show will be available to view for up to 30 days after broadcast, while STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight bring viewers all the latest news and current affairs.

Freeview Play also provides viewers in Scotland with catch-up TV from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, on-demand services and live television, bringing the ability to watch what you want, when you want, as easily as possible, to the mass market. The service is free from subscription and works with all existing broadband services.

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, Managing 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.”

The STV Player is now available on 13 platforms, including iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and smartphones, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Samsung Smart TVs, YouView set-top boxes, Xbox 360 consoles, Amazon Fire TV and via

Technical development of Freeview Play, including product specification, is being led by Digital UK.

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