STV don't like to do things the easy way, do they?
I like the show but I'd be amazed if they maintain it as two separate opt-outs as the years go by. Intrigued to see what the viewers make of the chats as well. I personally like them but I can see many getting grumpy.
The content is key as always and the news agenda is solid, so that's the most important thing.
I imagine that outside of the football season, the sport will probably be pan-regional, but during the football season, they'll be able to maintain the east/west sport split for at least 3 or 4 days per week, if not all week.