Media Release: STV Player now available on Roku streaming players

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STV Player has announced it is now available for consumers on Roku® streaming players in the United Kingdom.

Consumers using a Roku streaming player within STV’s licence area in Scotland will be able to live stream and catch-up on STV’s extensive range of content, including Broadchurch, the best-watched drama on STV in the past decade, popular soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street, and hit entertainment shows such as The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent.

Roku streaming player users in other UK licence regions will be able to live stream STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh and catch-up on original STV Player content, such as classic Taggart and Rebus, along with STV’s flagship news and current affairs coverage.

Rémi Brunier, STV Player product owner, said: “Roku streaming players are a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of platforms as we seek to make STV content available free of charge to viewers anywhere, anytime.

“We’re pleased to offer Roku’s customers another way to watch STV programmes, whether live or on-demand.”

Ed Lee, vice-president, content acquisition, at Roku, added: “We always strive to offer the widest possible content selection to our customers. Adding STV Player to the Roku Channel Store will make our streaming players even more appealing to Scottish consumers.”

ENDS

For further information, please contact the STV press office:

Katie Martin

0141 300 3109

katie.martin@stv.tv

Anna Hendry

0141 300 3830

anna.hendry@stv.tv

Notes to editors:

About STV Player

STV’s popular catch-up and live streaming service, STV Player, allows users to watch their favourite STV programmes live and on catch up, free of charge.

STV favourites such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice are available to view free of charge live, and for up to 30 days. Viewers can also catch up on the latest news and discussions with STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight, and watch favourites from STV Glasgow, STV Edinburgh, and the STV archive including top dramas Taggart and Rebus.

The STV Player is now available on 16 platforms, including iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and smartphones, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Samsung Smart TVs, YouView set-top boxes, Xbox 360 consoles, Freesat set-top boxes, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablets, Freeview Play smart TVs and set-top boxes, Roku streaming players and via player.stv.tv.

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Contact: Katie Martin

Email: katie.martin@stv.tv