U.K.'s Five pulls rug out from under ITN

Clarke, Steve
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/10/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 53, p10
Trade Publication
Reports that Sky News of Rupert Murdoch-backed British satellite broadcaster BSkyB has won a supply contract for Five, Blighty's smallest terrestrial web. Estimated worth of the deal; Expiration of Five's contract with news provider Independent Television News (ITN); Doubts about the long-term future of ITN; ITN executives' criticism of the manner by which Sky News won the contract.


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