Alan Clements is to join SMG in September it has been announced.
Clements will be responsible for all of stv’s network and regional television programme output and will report directly to chief executive, Rob Woodward, and will be a member of the Leadership Team.
Woodward, said: “Alan is one of the UK ’s most respected programme makers and we are delighted that he will be joining the team later this year. Content is key to stv’s success in the future and Alan’s role will have a major impact on our content output.
"The provision of content that audiences want is a topical agenda with renewed interest by the Scottish Broadcasting Commission and Ofcom and we look forward to Alan becoming a key part of these debates.”
Clements, said: "I am passionate about TV programming and I am delighted to be joining stv in the most exciting job in Scottish television. I can’t wait to get started in a few months.”
Meanwhile, RDF Media, the company which bought over own company, from which Clements had attempted to resign has also reportedly recieved a takeover bid from 'an unnamed consortium'.