That's right - Granada was a broadcaster, so was not an independent producer, either for ITV, BBC, or any other public service broadcaster subject to the requirement. In fact the 25% I quoted was originally a 15% shareholding in (or from) a broadcaster, and it originally didn't specify UK broadcasters.
So it think I'm right in saying that Thames was an Indie after it went off air in London, but ceased to be once Channel 5 launched. It being part of Pearson TV which part owned C5.
If those rules still apply then presumably anything made by Freemantlemedia (under any of its brands such as Thames) isn't classed as 'indie' now because of it's ownership by RTL
Or did it distuingish being owned by a broadcaster and being the sister company of a broadcaster?
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