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STV launches new channel with flagship news show

Halla Mohieddeen Image copyright STV
Image caption Halla Mohieddeen will present STV News Tonight every weeknight

STV has launched a new commercial TV channel featuring its new flagship news programme.

STV2 is a rebranded version of STV's Glasgow and Edinburgh stations, and will include new licences for Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.

It will broadcast around the clock on Freeview as well as Sky and Virgin channels. It will also be streamed online via the STV Player.

STV News Tonight, presented by Halla Mohieddeen, airs weeknights at 19:00.

STV said the channel would reach about 85% of viewers in its transmission area.

It said the channel would also feature new programming including soap, drama and movies.

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