The Nightshift is an overnight regional television programme broadcast on STV in Northern and Central Scotland. The current service, broadcast live on Thursday to Sunday nights from STV’s transmission control centre at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, features highlights of archived STV programmes, STV News bulletins, showbiz news items and archive aerial footage of Scotland, as well as texts & e-mails read out live on air by an out-of-vision presenter. The overnight strand initially began as a local six-week pilot programme in the STV Central region on Thursday 22 April 2010 before launching a second edition for the STV North region on 13 July 2010. The sub-regional programmes were axed in October 2011 and replaced with a single pan-regional edition serving both of the Northern and Central areas. During the World cup the service was extended to daily.
The Nightshift originally broadcast is last episode on Tuesday 30 June 2015, being replace the following day with “Win cash live”. A segment where viewers could place bets and win money via a computer generated results. Win cash live was suddenly pulled off the air, on Tuesday 25 August 2015 and was quickly replace by the Night shift on the Thursday morning, before finally finishing on Thursday 1 October 2015, to be replaced by After Midnight.
Every so often certain editions of the Nightshift included signed clips for deaf viewers.