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Thames Television

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1967 The Independent Television Authority decided not to reappoint Rediffusion Television to the London ITV contract. Instead a merger was forced with rival company ABC Television to form Thames Television.

1968 Company founded; Associated British Picture Corporation owned a majority share in Thames Television.

1985 The Independent Broadcasting Authority rejected Carlton Communications's plans to take over Thames TV.

1985 The company was owned by BET, and Thorn EMI and 5 percent by employees.

1986 Thames Television, the largest independent television station in the UK, was to list its shares on the Stock Exchange[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 19, 1985