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Cameras ready to roll for STV Edinburgh

STV EdinburghSTV launches its Edinburgh channel this week and as a reflection of the city’s growing cosmopolitanism it will feature a Polish drama as part a weekly hour of non-English speaking programming.

The station begins broadcasting at 7pm Monday with The Fountainbridge Show , an hour-long programme presented by former Heart and Real Radio breakfast show host, Ewen Cameron and broadcaster and presenter Hayley Matthews.

The Fountainbridge News will air from 6.30pm to 7pm each evening.

STV Edinburgh follows the launch of STV Glasgow last year.

Also included in the launch night schedule for STV Edinburgh are Edinburgh’s Murder Mysteries at 9pm, STV Edinburgh News at 10pm and Peter & Roughie’s Football Show at 11pm.

The station is also showing the first episode of Take the High Road next week which will kick off a series of archive programming, showcasing some STV favourites.

Non-English speaking content will include Polish drama, Czas Honoru (Days of Honour), beginning on January 16, with subtitles.

The channel will be on air midday to midnight each day, providing a mix of news and features, live and interactive formats, and archive programmes.

It will broadcast on Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 117 and Virgin channel 159.

STV EdinburghPaul Hughes, channel editor for STV Edinburgh said: “The response from local people to the launch of the brand new channel has been fantastic. We’ve been inundated with requests from local bands and chefs from the capital who want to appear on the The Fountainbridge Show which is really encouraging ahead of launch.

“STV Glasgow launched to a terrific reception last June and we anticipate the people of Edinburgh will welcome this new platform that will reflect everything going on in the city on a daily basis.”

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