Scottish mediaco STV Group is rebranding its production outfit STV Productions to STV Studios.
The company said the name change is intended to reflect its growing portfolio of businesses and the multiple genres it produces within.
Along with its drama, factual and entertainment divisions — led by Sarah Brown, Craig Hunter and Gary Chippington – STV Studios holds a majority stake in unscripted producer Primal Media (ITV’s Big Heads, Channel 4′s Jerk, Sky1′s Carnage) and a minority stake in drama producer Two Cities.
STV Studios also has an exclusive deal with drama producer Elaine Collins (Shetland, Vera) and her company, Tod Productions.
With bases in Glasgow, London and Northern Ireland, the studio’s creative pipeline includes some 75 unscripted projects in development, with a “large number in advanced discussions with commissioners.”
The company recently re-entered production on the ITV entertainment series Celebrity Catchphrase. Its factual team has also produced a series for Channel 5 during lockdown, The Palace and the Press.
David Mortimer (pictured), MD of STV Studios, said in a statement: “This is a hugely exciting time for us and our rebrand to STV Studios more accurately reflects the kind of business we’ve evolved into and our ambition for the future… Across STV Studios’ now six creative labels our development pipeline is the strongest it has ever been. Together we’re delivering a host of diverse, high quality content from the nations and regions for multiple broadcasters.”