Scotland’s brand new TV channel, STV2, will launch on Monday April 24 to viewers across Scotland at 5pm.
STV2 will reflect what’s happening across Scotland on screen with an exciting schedule, featuring live events, news and new programming including a soap, drama and movies.

On Monday April 24, the existing channels for Glasgow and Edinburgh will be rebranded and combined with three new licences for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee as STV2.

Viewers in Scotland will be able to tune into the STV2 channel 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117, Virgin channel 159 and it will be streamed online via the STV Player.

The STV2 launch will mark the start of STV’s landmark new service for Scotland, STV News Tonight.

Presented by Halla Mohieddeen, the new programme will air weeknights at 7pm on STV2. STV News Tonight offers a comprehensive service of Scottish, UK and international news from a Scottish perspective.

The STV2 schedule will also include hourly news bulletins and two dedicated half hour news programmes at 1pm and 10pm.

Bobby Hain, director of channels at STV, said: “STV2 is the first commercial TV channel with a distinct schedule for Scotland and we’re excited to confirm the channel will launch on Monday 24th April.

“STV2 has Scotland at its core with an entertaining mix of content. Our flagship news programme, STV News Tonight, will air every weeknight as part of a diverse schedule including a live magazine show, live events, local sport, drama and entertainment.”

STV2 will reach approximately 85% of viewers in STV’s transmission area. In addition to Freeview, access will be available online and via Sky and Virgin. The service will also be available online via the STV Player.

STV2 will be delivered in partnership with further education colleges and universities from across the country, including Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College in Aberdeen, the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in Ayr, and Abertay University and Dundee and Angus College in Dundee. The team will work with students on a range of offerings, including placements, internships, training and guest lecturing.

Watch Scotland’s brand new TV channel STV2 from 5pm on Monday April 24 on Freeview channel 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159 and on the STV Player.

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