Apps accolade for STV

A NEWLY-launched application for the iPhone – featuring news from Scottish broadcasters, STV – has been downloaded over 20,000 times, to place it at No.2 in the UK’s free news apps download chart.

Launched at the beginning of the month, the app provides iPhone users with news, sport and video reports from STV. These last two weeks alone, it has been downloaded over 12,000 times.

Says Alistair Brown, head of digital at STV: “iPhone users are among the most discerning and sophisticated digital consumers on the planet, so for the STV News app to be ranked number two in the UK iPhone news app chart proves not just that STV is a trusted news source but that the in-house team at STV are delivering high quality products and services. It’s good to see users are now embracing our content wherever, whenever and however they want it.”