WELCOME FOR STV SCOTTISH SIX
LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS MUST PLAY FULL ROLE
SNP Culture, Media and Sport spokesperson Pete Wishart MP has welcomed news STV are set to outline plans for a new, hour long integrated evening news programme giving a Scottish perspective on international, national and local events to be broadcast at 6pm - but warned that any change of format must not be allowed to diminish the standard of local coverage or lead to local jobs losses.
Commenting, Mr Wishart said:
“Plans for a comprehensive Scottish six o’clock news programme are very welcome, and must build on the existing success of STV’s local news services.
“Viewers in Scotland have been crying out for a substantial Scottish news programme, drawing together international, national and local news. STV’s plans represent a welcome step towards developing a relevant and cutting edge format for people in Scotland.
“One of STV’s greatest assets is its excellent network of local correspondents who must now play a full role in delivering a successful new format.”