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February 25th, 2009 (10:03 pm)



  • 11:55 Watching the last edition of Lookaround from Carlisle, broadcast last night on ITV in south Scotland and Cumbria. #
  • 14:11 Cheering Michael Grade, for once - ITV and Channel 4 back under the same umbrella, with Channel 5 too, just might give British TV a chance. #


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Posted by: Adilo Creamon (the_marquis)
Posted at: February 25th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Bagpuss

Eh I missed that, are C4 and ITV getting together?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 25th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)

No, just that Michael Grade has floated the idea. I'm sympathetic, but not to the scale of the job losses envisaged, and would want the merged entity to have to fulfill specific public service functions as a price for its share of the market, though I'd probably remove the advertising price cap too.

Here's how The Guardian are reporting the story.