STV News

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STV News
STV News logo (2014 - ).png
Also known as STV News at Six,
STV News at Eight,
STV News at Ten,
Good Morning Scotland
Genre Regional News
Directed by West edition:
John Mason,
Laura Trimble
East edition:
Keith Samuel,
Alasadir Murray
North edition:
Ruaraidh MacLeod,
Ian Williamson
Presented by West edition:
John MacKay
East edition:
Laura Miller
North edition:
Norman Macleod/
Andrea Brymer
Theme music composer Paul Leonard-Morgan[1]
Country of origin Scotland
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Gordon McMillan
Editor(s) Central region:
Howard Simpson
North region:
Donald John McDonald
Location(s) West edition:
Glasgow, Scotland
East edition:
Edinburgh, Scotland
North edition:
Aberdeen, Scotland
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time STV News at Six:
30 minutes;
STV News:
Durations vary
Production company(s) STV Central,
STV North
Release
Original channel STV,
STV Edinburgh,
STV Glasgow
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Original release 23 March 2009 (2009-03-23) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Scotland Today
(Central);
North Tonight
(North)
Related shows Scotland Tonight
External links
STV News website

STV News is a Scottish regional news service produced by STV. The news department produces three regional services covering STV's two Channel 3 franchise areas of Northern and Central Scotland. STV News also airs on local TV channels STV Glasgow (since June 2014) and STV Edinburgh (since January 2015).

STV's news programmes are produced from studios in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with reporters also based at newsrooms in Dundee and Inverness and political correspondents based at Holyrood and Westminster. Freelance correspondents and camera crews are based on the Orkney and Shetland Isles, Wick and Fort William with a permanent Western Isles correspondent based in Stornoway.

In addition to its daily bulletins and online services, STV News also produces some non-news programming including current affairs (Scotland Tonight), occasional Champions League Live coverage of Scottish teams, one-off feature specials and documentaries.

On air[edit]

STV North, East and West[edit]

Three separate editions of STV News at Six air on STV Central (West and East) and STV North each weeknight at 18:00.

The main evening programmes are supplemented by shorter STV News bulletins seven days a week:

  • Good Morning Scotland (not to be confused with the BBC Radio Scotland programme of the same name) updates for the North and Central regions during Good Morning Britain at around 06:05, 07:05 and 08:05 each weekday.
  • Lunchtime bulletins for the North and Central regions at 13:55 each weekday.
  • Headline updates for the North, East and West regions at 20:00 each weeknight (except when primetime football matches are being broadcast by STV).
  • Late news bulletins for the North, East and West regions during Scotland Tonight (on air from 22:30 until 23:00) on Monday to Thursday; and after ITV News at Ten on Fridays.
  • Weekend bulletins, broadcast across all regions from Glasgow - one on Saturday evenings, one on Sunday evenings.

In the North, viewers in Tayside and north east Fife receive a separate 5-minute bulletin during the main STV News at Six each weeknight, presented and produced from STV's studios at Seabraes in Dundee and directed from a technical gallery in Aberdeen. While the Tayside bulletin is broadcast, viewers further north see more news from the north-east, Highlands and Islands, broadcast from the main studio in Aberdeen.

Previously in the Central region,[2][3] viewers in the West and East areas received 5-minute bulletins within the main evening programme - STV News West covered the area from Tobermory to Falkirk, with the presenter based in the main studio in Glasgow. Meanwhile, STV News East covered the area from Anstruther to Dunbar and was presented and produced at STV's Edinburgh studios. The full-length separate STV News at Six programmes for the two areas were launched on Monday 23 May 2011.[2][3]

All North, East and pan-Scottish bulletins are broadcast one hour after their original airing on STV +1. Bulletins are also available for catch-up, 30 days after broadcast on the STV News website.

STV Glasgow[edit]

On Monday 2 June 2014, a secondary news service, STV Glasgow News, was launched as part of the local television channel STV Glasgow. The station produces its own bespoke bulletins on weekdays, exclusively focused on Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

  • A rolling service of short updates and text news airs from midday until 14:30.
  • Short 5-minute bulletins air every hour from 15:00 on weekdays.
  • STV News at Eight, a pan-Central Scottish half-hour programme airs weeknights at 20:00 across both STV city channels
  • STV News at Ten, an in-depth half hour programme airs at 22:00 each weeknight.

STV Glasgow also simulcasts the West edition of STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight.

STV Edinburgh[edit]

On Monday 12 January 2015, the STV Edinburgh News service was launched as part of the local television channel STV Edinburgh. The station produces its own bespoke bulletins on weekdays, exclusively focused on Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

  • A rolling service of short updates and text news airs from midday until 14:30 (these updates are presented from Glasgow).
  • Short 5-minute bulletins air every hour from 15:00 on weekdays.
  • STV News at Eight, a pan-Central Scottish half-hour programme airs weeknights at 20:00 across both STV city channels
  • STV News at Ten, an in-depth half hour programme airs at 22:00 each weeknight.

STV Edinburgh also simulcasts the East edition of STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight.

The team[edit]

Currently, the STV News on-air team consists of the following:

Main anchors[edit]

STV News at Six
STV region Anchor Roles
West John MacKay Main anchor, Scotland Tonight presenter
East Laura Miller Main anchor, late bulletin presenter, STV Edinburgh News anchor
North Norman Macleod Main anchor (Mondays, Tuesdays & alternate Wednesdays), Occasional lunchtime/late presenter
Andrea Brymer Main anchor (Alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays), Occasional lunchtime/late presenter

Reporters and correspondents[edit]

Reporters and correspondents are occasionally utilised across the three STV News regions. Political journalists and weather forecasters are also shared across all three regions.

The studios in which the news broadcasts from in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow are fully automated, the cameras are controlled from the gallery, the only people in the studio are the presenters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glasgow-based composer goes from STV to Limitless possibilities". STV Entertainment (STV). 5 April 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b [final].pdf "STV confirms launch of extra news programme and more localised bulletins" (PDF). STV Group plc. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Here is the news from Edinburgh: STV to produce UK’s most local news service". STV News. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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