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Granada Television

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1965 Company formed as a subsidiary of Granada to take-over the ITA licence held up to then by Granada TV Networks Ltd[1]

1970s Sidney Bernstein retired as chairman in his early 70s.

1994 Added to its television business by acquiring London Weekend Television

1997 Further expanded in television by purchasing Yorkshire and Tyne Tees TV

2000 Granada purchased United News and Media's television interests.

2003 Merger of Carlton TV and Granada TV to create ITV plc subject to consideration by the competition authorities. Carlton operated four regional licences, including the weekday London licence (Carlton Broadcasting Limited (Carlton TV)), and Granada TV operated seven regional licences, including the weekend London licence (London Weekend Television Ltd (LWT)).[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, March 25, 1965
  2. Competition Commission report [1]