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Stuart6,614 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
This is interesting. If it does become a new ITV, will we see major international companies come out of this as we did Granada and Carlton from ITV?

Surely the point is that it doesn't become a conglomerate like ITV plc.

Rather than go to all this time and expense, wouldn't it be easier to rescind the rules about multiple C3 licence ownership and force the breakup of ITV?
VMPhil7,735 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
This is interesting. If it does become a new ITV, will we see major international companies come out of this as we did Granada and Carlton from ITV?

Surely the point is that it doesn't become a conglomerate like ITV plc.


I didn't mean like that, I meant companies who, up until 1990 Broadcasting Act, had become the major provider in programming for the network, such as Granada and Thames (and later Carlton, but that was after the Act).
remlap845 posts since 24 Dec 2005
HTV Wales Wales Today
Channel 6.....a network of local affiliates.

Isn't that what ITV was, and is, licensed to provide as part of its C3 licence and have continually reneged on?


Doesn't read like that to me, it reads to me like one company is going to be providing the back bone of shows while regional stations will their own opt out time.

Reads more like how STV and UTV operate now.