If ITV plc, which owns 40% of Independent Television News Ltd (ITN), buys the other 60%, it'll probably rename the organisation ITV News Ltd (and yes,
I do know that ITV stands for Independent Television
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The registered company name since its formation in 2004 is just "ITV plc". Therefore, legally/technically (whatever) the three letters don't stand for any words whatsoever - albeit that they nevertheless were chosen deriving from the legacy "Independent Television" name.
The phenomenon of such "orphan initials" in registered company names is increasingly commonplace. Hence, the current "TSB Bank plc" actually
the tautology that it might ostensibly appear to be - The registered company name
feature the full words "Trustee" or "Savings", nor a repeated use of the full word "Bank".
In that event, would the ITV plc regional news operations outside the London region still be legally separate from ITV News Ltd, e.g. ITV Yorkshire Ltd, ITV Granada Ltd, ITV Meridian Ltd?
Most/all of ITV plc's wholly-owned broadcaster subsidiaries with names like
ITV Central Ltd
etc are now officially "dormant companies", with most/all of ITV plc's various "Channel 3" broadcasting licences/franchises now all owned by the singular
subsidiary instead. ITV Channel Television is certainly an exception to this. Not sure about ITV Breakfast and/or UTV though.
I may be getting this a bit wrong (please correct me, anyone?), but...
I believe that there simply isn't any
ITV Anglia Ltd
in existence at all now (dormant or otherwise), as that is the particular ITV plc-owned thingumybob that was turned into the abovementioned multiple-franchise-operating
. Or something.
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