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STV shuts down STV2 channel as it invests in digital

STV has laid out its plans for the next three years, which will see the Scottish broadcaster axe its STV2 channel to make room for digital initiatives. The broadcaster hopes that its “three year growth plan” will mean that a third of profits will arrive from outside of linear advertising by the end of 2020. […]

New Scottish net bags Irish soap, Finnish drama

New Scottish network STV2 has acquired Irish soap Fair City, Finnish drama Black Widow and UK crime piece Secret State. The deal with Irish pubcaster RTÉ hands STV2 400 episodes of long-running soap Fair City (pictured), which first went out in 1989. RTÉ will also produce a 1x30mins ‘story so far’ doc, which will familiarise […]

Viewpoint: factual TV in a post truth world

Twenty-sixteen saw some fascinating and somewhat worrying developments in terms of truth and the media – particularly around politics and the upheavals around Brexit and the US election. Donald Trump has become a leading exponent of ‘post truth’ in his race to the White House. His support for the ‘birther’ movement and claims that President […]