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STV and Sky agree strategic partnership

Five-year deal includes launch of STV HD and STV Player on Sky

STV and Sky have announced a five-year strategic partnership to give Sky customers in Scotland access to STV’s regional variants in full HD, as well as STV Player on their set top boxes for the first time.

STV content (both current and from the archive) will be available on Sky Q and Sky+ set top boxes, as well as mobile devices via streaming and offline viewing. The STV Player is due to launch in the second half of 2019.

All four STV regions will launch in HD to create the first fully regionalised PSB HD service on Sky.

Simon Pitts, CEO of STV, said: “We’re delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Sky, which will give Sky viewers across Scotland even better access to STV’s hit shows whenever and wherever they want them.”

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK and Ireland, Sky, added: “This partnership with STV will bring even more great content to Sky customers across Scotland, as well as enabling us to collaborate and launch the first fully regionalised HD service from a public service broadcaster.”