STV has today announced the appointment of Paul Hughes as channel editor for STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh, with the launch dates for the two TV channels revealed.
Ofcom awarded STV the two local licenses in January, and it has been revealed that STV Glasgow will launch in June 2014 and STV Edinburgh in August 2014.
Hughes said: "I'm delighted to be joining the STV team to launch these two new services. The challenge will be to tell the stories of Glasgow and Edinburgh in a way that informs, engages and reflects life in these two great cities. We also have to find ways to do that and meet the rapidly changing expectations consumers have of the media. These services will complement and build upon STV's existing position as Scotland's leading media brand."
Hughes led the digital TV switchover for Digital UK in Scotland; and has experience in production and editorial roles with ITV, ITN, GMTV, STV, and independently as a media consultant.
He will report to Elizabeth Partyka, director of the new city TV services, and will have responsibility for creative and editorial leadership for STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh.