31st August 1957 saw ITV arrive in Central Scotland with the arrival of Scottish Television, the first seven day franchise awarded by the ITA. Now households in Scotland were asking the question "What's on Channel 10, Hen?" The owner was a Canadian, newspaper magnate Roy Thomson who acquired the Theatre Royal in Glasgow as its base and the place where their first show This Is Scotland was broadcast from. Scottish were approached in the 70's by the IBA with the possibility of launching a second ITV channel, nothing came of it. Scottish did, however, contribute to Channel 4, which included the first ever known TV coverage of Curling. In 1981, Scottish was the first ITV region to have their own regional teletext pages on Oracle. Scottish took over Grampian in June 1997 but failed to take over Border, losing out to Capital Media. In 2006, the channel was renamed STV Central.