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p_c_u_k1,844 posts since 27 Mar 2004
You would assume the rebrand would happen in time for the new city TV stations to come on-stream, rather than branding them STV Aberdeen and then changing it within a month.
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Critique2,961 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Is there a minimum requirement in terms of the opt-outs STV need to do each week to provide local content? A big bug bear of mine is when they opt out and then just sling whatever show was supposed to air in primetime post-Scotland Tonight, but for the next week they seem to have absolutely nothing in regards to opt-outs in primetime besides Scotland Tonight! Here are the opts from ITV from Mon-Fri next week:


Mon: Scotland Tonight (11:00-11:30pm)
Tues: Scotland Tonight (11:00-11:30pm)
Wed: Scotland Tonight (11:00-11:30pm)
Thurs: Scotland Tonight (11:00-11:30pm)
Fri: Sod all

Total: 2hrs

ITV Border

Mon: Border Life (8:00-8:30pm), Representing Border (11:15-11:45pm)
Tues: Representing Border (11:15-11:45pm)
Wed: Representing Border (11:15-11:45pm)
Thurs: Representing Border (11:15-11:45pm)
Fri: As network

Total: 2hrs30mins


Mon: Paul and Nick's Big Canadian Food Trip (8:00-8:30pm)
Tues: Rare Breed - A farming year (7:30-8:00pm)
Wed: As network
Thurs: As network [although post-News they're airing the show the opted out from on Monday]
Fri: Vote 17 (8:00-8:30pm [also 2:00-6:00pm in daytime]), UTV Life (11:15-11:45pm [usually in the 8pm slot but moved due to the election. After this they're showing what they opted out from on Tuesday])

Total: 2hrs

ITV Cymru Wales

Mon: Wales This Week (8:00-8:30pm)
Tues: As network
Wed: As network
Thurs: As network [although they're airing what they opted from on Monday post-News]
Fri: Coast and Country (8:00-8:30pm)

Total: 1hr

Based on the above, in primetime ITV Border are actually doing the most opt-outs next week! I know STV has local channels to produce content for as well, but it seems pretty poor that they're only opting out for current affairs, whilst the other nations (and Border) have a bit more of a variety in terms of the content they're opting out to show.
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62305821,057 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Remember its X amount on average of course the year. Scotland Tonight goes way beyond what is required, but does not count towards peak time quoters.

Edit: STV does go above and beyond it peak time quoters aswell, espeical in election years, there a gift from the god all those debates. Last last Friday there was a special on Friday night.
Last edited by 623058 on 26 February 2017 3:34pm
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