STV loses out in news competition

By Ian Forsyth

Published: 26/03/2010

STV has lost out on the contract to provide Scottish news on its own television channel.

Scottish News Consortium, a group involving the parent company of the Press and Journal, was named yesterday as preferred bidder for the UK Government’s news contract.

About 120 STV staff in Scotland are expected to change their employer to SNC in the next few weeks and the new service could be up and running by the summer.

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