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STV names channel editor for local TV stations

STV names channel editor for local TV stations
Pippa Considine
15 October 2013

Following the award of licenses to deliver new city-focused TV services to Glasgow and Edinburgh, STV has hired Paul Hughes as channel editor for both services.
Hughes has worked in production and editorial roles with ITV, ITN, GMTV, STV, and independently as a media consultant. He also led the digital TV switchover for Digital UK in Scotland.
Reporting to Elizabeth Partyka, director of the new city TV services, Hughes will be responsible for creative and editorial leadership for STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh.
The new services also involve a partnership between STV and leading universities in each of the cities (Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh). Hughes will be working closely with these partners and community groups, to create a new media service for Scotland’s two largest cities.
The launch dates for the new services have also been confirmed, with STV Glasgow launching in June 2014 and STV Edinburgh launching in August 2014.
Hughes said: "The challenge will be to tell the stories of Glasgow and Edinburgh in a way that informs, engages and reflects life in these two great cities. We also have to find ways to do that and meet the rapidly changing expectations consumers have of the media."

Ofcom announced the award of licences to STV for Glasgow and Edinburgh in January 2013. The new channels will be available on Freeview.

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