Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

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  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


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Monday 05 March, 2012


UTV Signs New Network Agreement with ITV Plc

5 March 2012

                                 UTV Media plc                                 

                           ("UTV" or the "Company")                            

                UTV Signs New Network Arrangements With ITV plc                

UTV Media plc is pleased to announce that its Television division, UTV Limited
has signed new network arrangements for the provision of Channel 3 programmes
and services with ITV plc, subject to regulatory approval.

The Network Affiliate Agreement (NAA) proposed by UTV and ITV plc to replace
the current Networking Arrangements (NWA) wouldretain the essence of the NWA -
a common coordinated pan-UK service capable of competing effectively with other
national services - but has an updated structure which is consistent with the
broadcasting, new media, technological and regulatory realities of Channel 3

The new affiliate relationship between ITV plc and UTV would reflect the
reality of ITV's role and responsibility as the principal driving force behind
the Channel 3 schedule in terms of funding, acquisition and scheduling of
content. UTV, as an affiliate of ITV plc, would purchase programme rights to
the network schedule for an agreed fixed fee at the commencement date of the
NAA. ITV plc will assume full responsibility for the actual costs of the
network schedule.

Further agreements in relation to the distribution of UTV channels on various
platforms, new media programme rights, and a new national sales agreement with
ITV plc have also been agreed, subject to the NAA receiving regulatory

  * A New Media Rights Agreement - grants UTV access to all ITV 1 programming
    for use on the UTV Player in Northern Ireland.
  * An Operational Agreement - will ensure the distribution of UTV HD on Sky
    and freesat in Northern Ireland as well as the current service on Virgin
    and when digital switchover takes place in October 2012 on Freeview.
  * A new Sales Agreement means ITV plc will continue to handle UTV's national
    advertising sales.
If the new NAA is approved by Ofcom, these new agreements would run until the
end of the current UTV licence in 2014 and any future licences awarded to UTV
until 2024.

John McCann, Chief Executive of UTV, commented:

"We are delighted to agree new terms with ITV plc for the future provision of
programming, transmission and sales services to UTV as the Channel 3 licence
holder in Northern Ireland.

"The proposed new agreements retain the strength offered by the original
Channel 3 regional partnerships in the ITV Network but provide the flexibility
required for public service broadcasters to operate more effectively in today's
market on all platforms.

"UTV is totally committed to providing Northern Ireland with quality public
service programming in the future as we have for more than 50 years."

Adam Crozier, Chief Executive of ITV plc, said:

"We look forward to continuing our positive relationship with UTV under a new
affiliate agreement. This agreement, which is still subject to regulatory
approval, represents a major milestone for us as it consolidates and simplifies
the ITV Network."

Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television said:

"UTV is by far the most watched channel in Northern Ireland, delivering the
best of ITV network programming with high quality news, current affairs and
diverse regional programmes which reflect a modern Northern Ireland which is
core to the channel's success. 

"We are especially pleased to plan the launch of UTV HD on both Sky and DTT by
the end of this year, to complement the existing UTV HD service available to
Virgin customers in Northern Ireland."


For further information contact:

UTV Media plc

Michael Wilson

Managing Director, Television

+44 (0) 28 9026 2053


Orla McKibbin

Head of Communications

+44 (0) 28 9026 2188

Maitland PR

Tom Buchanan / Rowan Brown

+44 (0) 20 7379 5151