Compare and contrast… 

10 December 2004 tbs.pm/500

Thomson buys ITV’s special effects unit

TWW History

“We have made very significant progress on restructuring our balance sheet, reducing debt and delivering the benefits of the merger, and driving shareholder value.”

Charles Allen chief executive of ITV plc

“We like to think of ourselves as a TV company that makes profits, not as a profit-making company that does television”

Alfred Francis, TWW Managing Director