SOME of the most popular programmes on STV are to be accessible, in catch-up mode, on the digital platforms operated by the Daily Record newspaper.
It follows a tie-up between STV and the Record publishers, Media Scotland – part of the Trinity Mirror group.
The Record is available in desktop, tablet and mobile format and the catch-up programmes on offer will include the likes of Coronation Street and X Factor.
The programmes will be accessible, however, only to those within STV’s licence areas. There is a TV tab in the main menu bar of the Daily Record’s www.dailyrecord.co.uk.
Says Media Scotland, in a media release: “The historic partnership is the result of strong collaborative development work and design between the Record and STV digital teams.”
The release quotes Allan Rennie, editor-in-chief of Media Scotland, as saying: “This is an innovative digital partnership that brings together the best of the Daily Record with the best of STV. We are two iconic Scottish companies with a lot in common and this partnership will reinforce our positions as the nation’s leading publisher and broadcaster. Our readers and the STV audience get the best of both worlds – brilliant programmes and lots of previews, interviews and gossip.”
And it also quotes Bobby Hain, director of Channels at STV, as saying: “This exciting deal continues to strengthen STV’s multi-channel offering and reinforces our commitment to make our content widely available to our audience, free of charge. It is great that Scots can now catch up with their favourite STV programmes on the Record’s popular digital platforms.”
The Record’s desktop and mobile versions remain free while tablet subscribers will pay no extra charge for the service.
Pic: Graeme Hunter.