Granada and Carlton concerns

BECTU is concerned by the impact on ITV regional production of a Granada and Carlton merger.

BECTU's has expressed the concerns in its submission to the UK Competition Commission inquiry into the proposed merger between ITV companies Carlton and Granada.

The union has said that its overriding concern is to protect the strong heritage of ITV regional production.

BECTU is seeking from the UK government regulations requiring regional production from ITV companies.

In its submission the union says that its prime concern is not with the Granada and Carlton merger in itself, but with the long term future of regional ITV as a strong source of original programme production.

16 April 2003