Shake-up sparks STV jobs fears

Daily Record - - INFO - JOHN FER­GU­SON j.fer­gu­son@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

STV staff fear pro­grammes and jobs could be axed as a re­sult of a busi­ness re­view by their new boss.

Rob Woodward has been re­placed as chief ex­ec­u­tive of the broad­caster by Si­mon Pitts, who is carrying out an assess­ment of the com­pany.

Ru­mours have been cir­cu­lat­ing that this could in­volve ax­ing STV2 – the dig­i­tal chan­nel launched last year – and that job cuts could also be on the hori­zon.

A source said: “The ru­mour is that STV2 could be for the axe, and that jobs could go across the busi­ness.

“View­ing fig­ures for STV2 have been low since it was launched and the new boss may be look­ing to fo­cus on the main chan­nel and STV’s on­line me­dia.

STV said: “There are no an­nounce­ments re­gard­ing changes to our busi­ness.”

NEW BOSS Si­mon Pitts

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