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STV welcomes inclusion of Media Bill in King’s Speech

Posted: 8th November 2023

STV today welcomed the inclusion of the Media Bill in the King’s Speech, which enshrines Public Service Media’s prominence in the digital era.  The legislation will ensure that the Video on Demand services run by PSBs, like STV Player, are easily discoverable on digital platforms and devices, including connected TVs, streaming sticks and set top boxes.

STV’s Chief Executive, Simon Pitts, welcomed the news but stressed the importance of swift passage of the Bill through Parliament to protect the future of Public Service Media. He said:

“Prominence for PSB services in the digital era is critical and so we welcome the inclusion of the Media Bill in the King’s speech. This key piece of legislation will ensure services like STV Player are easily discoverable as more viewing shifts online.

“STV is Scotland’s most popular peak time TV channel and our news programmes are the most watched in Scotland, providing viewers with relevant and trusted news from their region.

“It’s vital that the Bill moves swiftly through Parliament to ensure that this level of Public Service Broadcasting is sustained and strengthened in future, and that our highly valued and trusted service in Scotland remains easy for viewers to find.”

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