STV relaunches online catch-up service as STV Player

The Scottish broadcaster STV has today relaunched its online programme catch-up service as the STV Player.

The STV Player allows users to watch network shows including Coronation Street and home-grown programmes such as The Hour for 30 days after broadcast.

Some programmes from the 50-year-old STV archives are also available to watch, including documentary series Weir's Way and comedy drama High Times.

STV first launched an online video catch up service in August last year, but the STV Player, revealed today, has a new look and added functionality - including TV schedules and parental controls.

It was designed and built by STV's own digital team, headed up by Alistair Brown.

He said: “With the STV Player, we are introducing a whole new, improved user experience in order to make our TV programmes as freely accessible as possible."

The launch of the service will be supported by on-screen promos and across the broadcaster's website, stv.tv.

STV's chief executive, Rob Woodward, said: "The STV Player offers our audiences a high specification service and is a strong addition to our expanding online offering. We'll also announce the launch of our dedicated city sites in the near future.

"Stv.tv now has over 100,000 registered users - a significant milestone which demonstrates our commitment to online as a key growth area for STV.”

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