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Andrew Wood3,579 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
STV has now launched its Xmas idents which do seem to be the same as Last years...

Not quite. If they look familiar it's because they're STV2's idents from last Christmas re-edited for STV. (At least the ones I've seen!)



EDIT - It's a mix from both channels' idents.
Last edited by Andrew Wood on 8 December 2018 10:16pm - 2 times in total
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robertclark1251,286 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
On the topic of idents, here's a curious one from 1982.

We see the STV Presentation slide, with the then current STV logo. After the adverts, which includes one for the town of Southport on Merseyside, which you all MUST visit (I have and recommend it!), we get the Scottish News slide, with Tony Currie presenting. But look at the STV logo on that slide. It's made of two lines, not one solid line. And the weather slide is the same. It does partly remind me of the then BBC2 logo, which was =2=. The STV logo is =STV=.

Was there a reason for this?

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bkman19901,016 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
STV have begun a new five year partnership deal with Sky. This deal will launch all 4 regional variants of STV in HD in the first half of 2019. It will allow all Sky customers in Scotland access on demand programmes from STV Player on their Sky boxes for the first time.

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STV and Sky agree five-year strategic partnership

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

Sky customers in STV's broadcast licence areas will be able to catch up on their favourite STV programmes - including Coronation Street and Britain’s Got Talent and classic shows from the STV archives - on Sky Q and Sky+ set top boxes, as well as mobile devices via streaming and offline viewing. The STV Player will be available in the second half of 2019.

As part of the deal, all four STV regions will launch in HD to create the first fully regionalised PSB HD service on Sky, giving Sky customers across Scotland access to regional STV programming including STV News at Six. The new HD variants are expected to launch in the first half of 2019.

This new partnership enhances an already strong relationship between the two broadcasters, with STV Player already available on Sky’s NOW TV. Additionally, the deal will support future functionality, including cloud recording and restart, and IP delivery.

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 & Ireland, Sky, said: “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.”

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http://www.stvplc.tv/blog/2019/01/stv-and-sky-agree-fiveyear-strategic-partnership
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