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Brekkie34,852 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
They claimed that 3 years ago..... ratings spin that would make Piers Morgan blush, while all their local channels died.


At least STV put some effort into the local channels which can't be said for some that are still currently broadcasting.

Most that are still broadcasting. STV got out before they basically bankrupted the main channel - didn't want to repeat the mistake UTV made with UTV Ireland. Agree though STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh at least had content you'd expect of a local channel, and STV themselves claimed they were on track to break even. Combining them into STV2 suggests they probably weren't, but it is the best effort we've seen.


What local content though does STV have now other than the news and Scotland Tonight? Did anything transfer from STV2 when it closed?
Last edited by Brekkie on 11 January 2020 10:27am
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JamesWorldNews9,132 posts since 22 Aug 2004
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Siggy13 posts since 26 Oct 2019
Anglia (East) Look East
Anyone know why the 6pm main bulliten is currently only being done single headed from Glasgow? Been no Edinburgh presenter for past couple of days.

Had a look online can’t find any announcement if it’s temporary to do with coronavirus or any other reason.
kernow1,535 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Anyone know why the 6pm main bulliten is currently only being done single headed from Glasgow? Been no Edinburgh presenter for past couple of days.

Had a look online can’t find any announcement if it’s temporary to do with coronavirus or any other reason.


Possibly a combination of self isolation and working from home (resulting in lack of staff) and social distancing (resulting in single headed bulletins).
Brekkie34,852 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
Well can't get more "social distancing" than having co-presenters in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Makes sense to go national now though not just on a production level - the regional news is England is very much the national news with regional statistics and vox pops, so the usually hybrid Scottish version may as well become a single production for now.

I suspect we may see the same happen with the ITV dual regions.
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