Launch of STV Edinburgh – 15th Local TV channel to go live

STV Edinburgh

January 12 2015

STV Edinburgh launched today – the 15th local TV channel to go on air. This report is from the STV website:

New channel STV Edinburgh launches with The Fountainbridge Show

New TV channel STV Edinburgh has officially launched with broadcast of the first The Fountainbridge Show.

Ewen Cameron and Hayley Matthews went on air at 7pm to present Scotland’s newest magazine show.

The opening night schedule includes Animal 999 at 8:30pm, Edinburgh’s Murder Mysteries at 9pm, STV Edinburgh News at 10pm and Peter & Roughie’s Football Show at 11pm.

Popular programmes from STV’s archive, including Take the High Road at 5.30pm on Tuesday, will also be included in the new channel’s schedule.

STV Edinburgh will also broadcast one hour of non-English speaking content per week, with subtitled Polish drama Czas Honoru (Days of Honour) beginning on Friday January 16.

The channel will be on air from midday to midnight seven days a week.

It is the second local TV television service to be launched by STV after the broadcaster won both the Glasgow and Edinburgh licences in January 2013.

STV has also submitted applications to Ofcom to deliver local TV in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.

Director of Channels Bobby Hain said: “We are committed to delivering locally relevant content for our consumers across Scotland and the launch of STV Edinburgh today further cements our position as Scotland’s leading media brand.”

STV Edinburgh broadcasts on Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 117 and Virgin channel 159 and is available to watch live on the STV Player.

See the STV report here.