Who owned the other assets? This may sound draft but back in 1987/88 remember the company was overhauled so the TV part become TVS televisions,
What about the other asset? If we know which sold which part of the company then maybe we're get a better idea:
* Southampton Studios
* Gillian threater
* London office
in 1986 TVS was successful in buying
* Midem, an organisation that promoted trade fairs,
* Gilson International a Los Angeles distribution company selling programmes outside the US.
* TVS also acquired a 3.5% stake in Australia Network Ten company Northern Star.
Also is another interesting fact
By 7 July 1988, MTM was brought for £190M, which give Mary Tyler Moore 5.1% and Arthur Price, chief executive of MTM, 6.6% shares in TVS. Both agreed not to sell for a period of five years.
Which would make it 7 July 1993.... 4 months after TVS was sold off, did IFE get hold of their share? is this the reason why TVS television was still a spreate company? Mary Tyler Moore just died this week, for all we know still held share somewhere.
Last edited by 623058 on 18 February 2017 10:14am
Is the next post dreaded?