STV has announced that STV 2 is to close, with 59 jobs to go.
The broadcaster announced today that the channel will close at the end of June.
It says it will shift “content investment” to online. It is thought that the Glasgow-based broadcaster blames anticipated increased competition from BBC Scotland.
Breaking: STV is to close its loss-making STV2 channel and shift 'content investment' to online. The Glasgow-based broadcaster blames increased competition from BBC Scotland.
— Chris McCall (@Dennynews) May 16, 2018
STV2 has five city-based TV licences serving Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Ayr.
It was launched in April last year.