We run video advertising and sponsorship bumpers before, during and after the programme - in the same way TV works - and this is why we can offer the STV Player and it's programming for free.

Typically each advert is no longer 30 seconds however the commercial break contains multiple adverts. You can click on these adverts to visit the advertiser's website at which point the STV Player will pause, allowing you come back and re-commence your viewing. 

We try to ensure the advertising does not affect your viewing enjoyment, either by being too long or too intrusive. If you have any comments to make regarding the advertising, please contact our support team so that we may look into the issue.