This is a timeline of the history of the British broadcaster Scottish Television (now known as STV Central). It provides the ITV network service for Central Scotland.

The timeline also includes events for the whole of the merged STV channel covering Central and Northern Scotland after 2006.

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

See also

References

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  6. ^ The Times, Saturday, 24 May 1975; pg. 2 Blackout of most ITV programmes by technicians' strike By a Staff Reporter
  7. ^ Glasgow Herald, p.11, 7 October 1978
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  9. ^ Kelly gets his eye in, Gavin Docherty, Evening Times, 8 October 1984
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  13. ^ "Mirror Group Rebuilds STV Stake". MediaTel. 24 October 1995. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Platform (TV series)". BFI.org.uk. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  15. ^ Powell, Robert; Wilson, Iain (26 July 1996). "Scottish Television buys The Herald – Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  16. ^ Laing, Allan (8 April 1998). "Scottish satellite channel to close". The Herald. Scottish Media Newspapers Ltd.
  17. ^ Scottish Media buys Grampian for 105m pounds, Cathy Newman, The Independent, 11 June 1997
  18. ^ "Scots Sky Shuts". The Times. Times Newspapers Limited. 8 April 1998.
  19. ^ Larsen, Peter Thal (24 March 1999). "Granada stalks Scottish with pounds 110m share buy". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
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  23. ^ "Scottish Media Group increases stake in Scottish Radio". Media Week. 7 March 2001. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  24. ^ "Emap buys stake in Scottish Radio Holdings". Media Week. 19 January 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
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  26. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (24 June 2008). "SMG reborn as STV Group". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
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  29. ^ TV Live: STV News
  30. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (11 September 2009). "STV defends dropping ITV dramas". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  31. ^ "ITV launches £38m STV legal claim". BBC News. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  32. ^ "STV to sell Pearl & Dean for £1". BBC News. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  33. ^ "HD television is coming to STV". STV (TV network). Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  34. ^ "STV agrees 18 million stg legal settlement with ITV". London South East. Reuters. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  35. ^ "STV ends legal stand-off with ITV". BBC News. 27 April 2011.
  36. ^ Ident Central" Scotland Tonight
  37. ^ Kanter, Jake (5 March 2012). "ITV strikes 'landmark' agreements with STV and UTV". Broadcast. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  38. ^ Farey-Jones, Daniel (5 March 2012). "ITV, STV and UTV agree new network arrangements". Media Week. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  39. ^ Record, Daily (9 April 2013). "Hundreds of Scots mark Margaret Thatcher's death in Glasgow's George Square". dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  40. ^ "STV announces its HD channel to be on satellite from end of April". STV News. 26 March 2014.
  41. ^ New channel STV2 to launch in April, stv.tv, 10 April 2017
  42. ^ "STV to launch integrated Scottish and international news show". STV News. STV. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  43. ^ Glenday, John (16 May 2018). "Struggling STV 2 to be taken off air in online shift". The Drum. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  44. ^ Union to ballot over industrial action as almost 60 journalism jobs set to go, Hold the Front Page, 17 May 2018