Posts tagged: ITV

Sunday review - ITV

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 11:00 pm

Oliver Shah's business comment piece in this weekend's The Sunday Times contains an interesting snippet for ITV watchers: an activist investor is rumoured to be studying the possibility of buying a stake in the broadcaster.

The piece goes on to speculate about how the company could look at splitting itself in two or a combination with a rival, such as Germany's ProSieben. Below is a link:..


Osborne rekindles ITV bid rumour...

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:01 am

Alistair Osborne, one of Betaville's favourite business commentators, today revives the ITV bid rumour is his excellent column in the business section of The Times.

It's been a while since a news organisation has trotted out the well-worn bid theory but Osborne is one of the wisest old hacks I have had the pleasure of working with, so it's worth paying attention to. I have pasted a link to Alistair's column below:..


Today on ITV - part 3

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 11:30 am

The chaps and chapettes at FT Alphaville appear to be running behind schedule this week so I thought I should step in and fill the void.

I guess one event the market will be scrutinising will be Liberty Global's full-year results, which I'm told by people familiar with the matter will be unveiled this evening in the US...


Today on ITV - part 2

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:01 am

So, here is that curious piece of gossip about ITV I mentioned was I looking into earler in the week. However, to be up front and clear, this gossip really is RARE!

I have been told that back in early December a boutique broker called LionTree organised a big dinner in Denver, USA for a bunch of institutional investors that wanted to meet Liberty Global's management team, including chief executive Mike Fries...


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William Hill shenanigans - part 2

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 4:06 pm

Here is more evidence that "people familiar with the matter" were talking utter codswallop when briefing journalists a couple of weeks ago that my scoop in The Sunday Times wasn't "quite right" because Rank and 888 Holdings weren't talking about a merger ahead of a bid for William Hill.

In today's statement Rank and 888 said:..