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Tuesday 06 January, 2009

ITV PLC

Acquisition of 25% stake in C

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ITV PLC
06 January 2009
 



6 January 2009


ITV plc 

ITV STUDIOS TAKES 25% STAKE IN 

CARBON MEDIA LIMITED



ITV, through its production business ITV Studios Limited ('ITV Studios'), has taken a 25% equity stake in Carbon Media Limited ('Carbon')the independent production company


Under the terms of the deal, ITV Studios will invest £1.1m in Carbon for the issue to ITV Studios of new shares in Carbon representing 25% of Carbon's enlarged issued share capital. lTV Studios will also make a development facility of £150,000 available to Carbon for a five year period.    

 

The investment represents further progress in ITV's strategy for content-led growth, through production of high value formats with strong secondary sales potential


About Carbon Media Ltd

Carbon is an independent production company, founded in 2004 by Mike Christie and Mike Smith, which focuses on specialist factual television. Steven Wright recently joined Carbon as joint creative director.


About ITV Studios and ITV Global Content 

ITV Global Content is ITV plc's content division, bringing together all of ITV's UK and international production and distribution businesses, including ITV Studios, the group's UK production business.


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For further enquiries please contact: 

 

ITV plc 

Tel: 020 7156 6000 


Investor Relations 


Christy Swords - Director of Investor Relations 

Pippa Strong - Head of Investor Relations 


Media Relations


Caroline Heap - Global Content Press Office



Tulchan Communications (PR Advisers to ITV plc)

Tel: 0207 353 4200 

Susanna Voyle 

Lizzie Morgan 


Website: www.itv.com; investor information: www.itvplc.com 


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