STV now playing on YouView set-top box

THE TV ‘set-top box’, YouView – that allows users to watch live TV or catch up on previously-broadcast programmes – now has STV playing on it, within the STV licence areas of Scotland.

Says a STV media release: “STV was selected as one of the first of two initial additional content partners from over 300 expressions of interest from potential partners. Sky’s new internet TV service, NOW TV, is the other additional content partner.

“Viewers can watch STV programmes live as well as catching up on shows such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale and X Factor via the STV Player or through the search function plus the YouView programme guide.”

The release quotes Alistair Brown, chief technology and platforms officer at STV, as saying: “YouView represents a major development in the evolution of TV in the UK offering an exciting new way for viewers to watch and move between live and catch-up TV. It is great that STV is one of the first content partners to go live on this new and innovative platform.”

YouView offers subscription-free digital TV, catch-up and a selection of pay TV. Users are able to move from watching live TV to watching catch-up through a simple backwards programme guide.