SCOTTISH broadcaster, STV, has launched its Video On Demand service – the STV Player – on Apple TV devices, bringing their live channels, on-demand content and STV Player+ features to another new platform.
STV Player is the exclusive home of channel 3 content in Scotland. Now, Apple TV users can binge on the latest STV dramas, including White House Farm and Flesh & Blood, as well as stalwarts of the STV schedule like Coronation Street and Saturday Night Takeaway.
Users in Scotland and across the UK can access an additional 1,000 hours of Player-only free content, including drama box sets like Single handed, The Slap, Rebus and Taggart as well as countless factual and entertainment titles. More titles are being added every week.
STV Player also offers live streaming with STV and STV+1 available to Scottish homes, and 24-hour free-to-air sports channels, FreeSports and EDGEsport, available across the whole of the UK.
In addition to the free service, STV’s subscription service – STV Player+ – is enabled on the app which means that Player+ subscribers get the same ad-free experience here and in the EU on their tvOS devices for £3.99 per month – bringing Player+ benefits to a large screen platform.
Richard Williams, director of Digital at STV, said: “Having the STV Player on Apple TV has been one of the most requested developments from Scottish Apple fans for some time. Apple TV users are passionate and heavy users and we’re thrilled that we’re now able to add this platform to our portfolio.
“The STV Player is now widely available across all main platforms, bringing thousands of hours of STV broadcast and catch-up content to viewers across the country, with hundreds of titles and two live sports channels available UK wide.
“We’re also delighted to offer the ad-free Player+ option on the Apple TV app, giving subscribers access to video on demand across the EU.”
In order to access the STV Player app, users simply need to search and install from the App Store on an Apple TV device that runs at least tvOS v13.
The STV Player became available on Virgin in 2018 and launched on the Sky platform in November 2019, with both deals doubling STV’s digital reach in Scotland. The Player is also available on Freeview, web, Android, Fire TV, Samsung, Roku/Now TV and Freesat.
Over the past year, STV has significantly enhanced the user experience and introduced additional features and a broader content offering, all of which is driving a huge increase in consumption.
In addition to the STV broadcast schedule, over 1,000 hours of additional content can be found on the STV Player from a range of new partners including Endemol Shine International, TCB Media Rights, Hopster, TVF International, Flame, Jukin’ and Joe Media plus sports channels EDGEsport and FreeSports, plus STV archive content.
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