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Forum: Freeview Today, 00:20
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By 1andrew1
United Business Media owned a 35.4% stake in...

United Business Media owned a 35.4% stake in Channel 5 until selling it onto RTL for 247.6 in July 2005. Their predecessor United News & Media coincidentally sold Express Newspapers to Richard...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 00:07
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Maybe you can buy the channels and restart them?...

Maybe you can buy the channels and restart them? The CVA was going to be accepted at 6m and the total debt was only 58m so your 100m or 100m should do the job nicely :)
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 00:04
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Already removed from the Freesat EPG, they don't...

Already removed from the Freesat EPG, they don't mess around!
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 00:01
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Agreed but as I posted details of QVC's profits,...

Agreed but as I posted details of QVC's profits, you can see things have worked out well for them.
Companies like Sit-up have a high degree of fixed costs including studios, presenters, broadcasting...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 16:31
Replies: 178
Views: 14,113
Posted By 1andrew1
Channel 5 has ditched them due to lack of...

Channel 5 has ditched them due to lack of viewers, its competitors do the same.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 16:28
Replies: 178
Views: 14,113
Posted By 1andrew1
That would certainly take the wind out of Channel...

That would certainly take the wind out of Channel 5's sails and might explain why Desmond put Channel 5 on the market.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 11:25
Replies: 178
Views: 14,113
Posted By 1andrew1
Aren't Channel Seven of Australia who produce...

Aren't Channel Seven of Australia who produce Home & Away still in the running to buy Channel 5? This would protect their interests and the strength of the Ozzie $ favours such a deal. However,...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 00:22
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
How would that be possible if Sit-up has not...

How would that be possible if Sit-up has not filed them at Companies House? It would be flagged as "accounts overdue" and Sit-up's credit score would be negatively impacted.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 00:20
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
I get your general point and agree sales are...

I get your general point and agree sales are vanity, profits are sanity. However, I've posted five years of year-on-year declining Sit-up sales v five years of increasing sales for QVC. That clearly...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 00:15
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
By law, Sit-up should have filed its accounts...

By law, Sit-up should have filed its accounts within nine months of its year end (31 December 2012) so by 30 September 2013. The fact that it didn't would impact its credit rating, set warning bells...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2014, 23:47
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Agreed. However, trends are key and they do...

Agreed. However, trends are key and they do indicate that Sit-Up's sales were declining whilst those of its competitors were growing. Profits for foreign-owned companies such as QVC and...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2014, 23:00
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Interesting, thank you. The final paragraph...

Interesting, thank you. The final paragraph equates to what KPMG, the administrators, said when the channel ceased broadcasting. It appears they did not have the trust of their wholesale suppliers to...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2014, 21:15
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Can a creditor really change its mind? Surely if...

Can a creditor really change its mind? Surely if they all agreed on the 18 March with the CVA that decision stands. I don't know enough about insolvency law to state this definitively but it strikes...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2014, 20:55
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
That sounds all well and good except that Sit-Up...

That sounds all well and good except that Sit-Up TV's competitors grew in the same period. I posted QVC's rising revenues and now do the same for Ideal Shopping Direct who run Ideal World and John...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2014, 11:15
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Indeed: 2007 turnover: Sit-up: 239m (QVC...

Indeed:
2007 turnover: Sit-up: 239m (QVC 353m)
2008 turnover: Sit-up: 242m (QVC 360m)
2009 turnover: Sit-up: 172m (QVC 366m)
2010 turnover: Sit-up: 148m (QVC 387m)
2011 turnover:...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-04-2014, 12:56
Replies: 28
Views: 3,188
Posted By 1andrew1
For 130, Slingbox looks a bargain...

For 130, Slingbox looks a bargain http://uk.slingbox.com/go/buy
Forum: Freeview 18-04-2014, 12:46
Replies: 47
Views: 4,670
Posted By 1andrew1
The whole point of ITV Encore is to get another...

The whole point of ITV Encore is to get another revenue stream - pay TV - on top of advertising which is under threat. It's not a Film4 situation this time round, times have changed.
Forum: Broadcasting 18-04-2014, 10:46
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
I think it will go into liquidation swiftly as...

I think it will go into liquidation swiftly as the business is no longer trading so administration is more a technical first process.
Forum: Freeview 18-04-2014, 01:57
Replies: 47
Views: 4,670
Posted By 1andrew1
ITV will be Sky only at launch and unlikely to...

ITV will be Sky only at launch and unlikely to ever be on a non-pay platform. However, ITV Be is set to join Freeview. http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/itv-launch-itvbe#.U1B36KKRj9s
Forum: Broadcasting 18-04-2014, 01:33
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Those are KPMG's words written when it was...

Those are KPMG's words written when it was running the company as appointed administrators. I think it's just poor phrasing by KPMG as it confirms the business "ceases to trade with immediate effect"...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-04-2014, 01:10
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Yes, I'm confused too and I posted that original...

Yes, I'm confused too and I posted that original item. Ideal World's owners were going to inject 6m into the company if the creditors (mainly Arqiva and other suppliers) agreed to write off most of...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-04-2014, 19:00
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Sorry, I phrased it a bit poorly, by screen I...

Sorry, I phrased it a bit poorly, by screen I meant the website.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-04-2014, 18:25
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Has it not occurred to you that it's likely all...

Has it not occurred to you that it's likely all the staff have been dismissed and that the screen would have been changed by someone at KPMG who's probably skilled at book-keeping and not web design?...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-04-2014, 16:51
Replies: 657
Views: 108,195
Posted By 1andrew1
Not entirely true! ;-)

Not entirely true! ;-)
Forum: Broadcasting 17-04-2014, 16:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By 1andrew1
ITV would not be allowed to buy it due to is...

ITV would not be allowed to buy it due to is dominance of the TV advertising market. ITV knows this and was not a bidder.
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