Three local TV licences have been awarded to the same company by broadcast regulator Ofcom.
STV’s applications for licences to run TV channels in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee have been successful.
The new channels will be called Around Aberdeen, Ayrshire Today and View from the Bridges.
A total of 16 local TV services are currently on air across the country, with a total of 33 licences awarded by Ofcom.
A statement by the regulator reads: “Ofcom has also agreed licence variations for STV Edinburgh and STV Glasgow.
“The licence variation will allow these channels to reduce the hours of repeats of local TV programmes shown during peak hours from seven hours of repeats to none.
“Ofcom agreed this change because it will not be a departure from the character of service.
“The hours of first run local programming, overall hours of repeats of local programming and scheduling of local news and current affairs programming required under STV’s licences will remain the same.”