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  1. April 28, 2011

    STV rebounds as legal fight with ITV ends

    Shares in STV rose almost 18 per cent after the Scottish broadcaster agreed a settlement in a protracted legal fight with...

  2. February 28, 2011

    STV benefits from ad revival

    The resurgence in the television advertising market helped boost revenues at STV, the Scottish broadcaster and TV producer,...

  1. April 21, 2010

    STV to sell Pearl & Dean for £1

    STV, the Scottish broadcaster, has agreed to sell its Pearl & Dean cinema advertising arm to a company backed by Thomas...

  2. February 25, 2010

    STV looks to exiles for a helping hand

    STV, predicting significant advertising growth in the first half of 2010, hopes to target the Scottish diaspora in the...

  3. August 28, 2009

    STV links ad cost to efficacy

    As advertising revenues remain elusive, one television company has come up with a novel plan to lure companies into using...

  4. August 27, 2009

    STV links ad cost to efficacy

    As advertising revenues remain elusive, one television company has come up with a novel plan to lure companies into using...

  5. April 23, 2009

    Da STV show

    Former Channel Four chief executive Michael Jackson is joining fellow C4 alumni and STV boss Rob Woodward on the board of...

  6. December 4, 2008

    Celts spurn Grade over single ITV

    STV and UTV, the two UK regional franchise holders of ITV licences, told Ofcom, the British broadcast regulator, on...

  7. September 6, 2008

    Merrill upgrade spurs C&R advance

    Capital & Regional , up 5.5 per cent to 205¾p, bucked the weak market trend after Merrill Lynch upgraded the troubled...

  8. June 28, 2008

    TV group retunes its name and vision

    SMG is ditching its old image. Having sold Virgin Radio, its radio assets and an advertising business, the company...

  9. May 31, 2008

    Indian publisher buys Virgin Radio for £53.2m

    The publisher of the Times of India has bought Virgin Radio from SMG for £53.2m ($105.3m), in its first international...

  10. May 31, 2008

    Times of India publisher buys Virgin Radio for £53m

    The publisher of the Times of India has bought Virgin Radio from SMG for £53.2m, in its first international acquisition and...

  11. April 4, 2008

    SMG in no hurry to sell Virgin

    SMG has sorted out its debt position and will not be rushed into selling Virgin Radio, Rob Woodward, its chief executive,...

  12. April 3, 2008

    SMG in no hurry to sell Virgin

    SMG has sorted out its debt position and will not be rushed into selling Virgin Radio, said Rob Woodward, its chief...

  13. March 23, 2008

    Global Radio asks for deadline extension

    Global Radio, which has proposed a £370m offer for GCap Media, has asked for an extension for its deadline to make a formal...

  14. February 13, 2008

    Trio tunes into first round of Virgin Radio auction

    At least three companies are expected to put in first-round offers to buy Virgin Radio today, according to people familiar...

  15. December 19, 2007

    SMG rights issue wins support

    SMG, the broadcaster, is today expected to draw a line under a precarious financial period with the news that its £95.1m...

  16. December 1, 2007

    SMG's fast-sinking share price worries its underwriters

    Underwriters to SMG's £95m rights issue could be forced to mop up millions of unwanted shares if the share price of the...

  17. November 7, 2007

    Rights issue to cut SMG debt by £91m

    SMG, the embattled media company, sought the sanctuary of its investors yesterday, announcing a two-for-one rights issue to...

  18. November 6, 2007

    SMG plans rights issue

    SMG is seeking to raise £95.1m from its shareholders through a rights issue announced on Tuesday. The news comes as the...

  19. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2007

    Out of options? SMG plumps for rights issue

    SMG, the indebted media group, has resorted to a £95m rights issue to cut its debt levels and to alleviate pressure for fire...

  20. October 26, 2007

    Rangers chairman takes 3% in SMG

    Sir David Murray, the chairman of Rangers Football Club, has taken a 3 per cent stake in SMG, the media group, which has...

  21. September 29, 2007

    SMG seeks support from Virgin

    SMG’s chief executive said the personal contacts of Richard Huntingford, the new executive chairman of Virgin Radio, would...

  22. August 31, 2007

    Departure hits Virgin Radio’s IPO plans

    Plans to float Virgin Radio this autumn received a significant setback on Friday when the station’s chief executive quit to...

  23. July 7, 2007

    DIRECTORS' DEALS

    Three directors at Irish food producer Glanbia added shares on the eve of a trading embargo which falls ahead of interim...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2007

    SMG gets approaches for Virgin Radio

    Rob Woodward, chief executive of SMG, the media group, on Wednesday said he had received a number of approaches for Virgin...

  25. June 28, 2007

    Gordon Brown's STV salad days

    Gordon Brown's first hours of running the country gave Rob Woodward, chief executive of SMG, something to crow about on a...

  26. June 28, 2007

    SMG cuts its profit estimates

    Shares in SMG fell almost 14 per cent as the Scottish media company surprised the City by cutting profit estimates from...

  27. June 27, 2007

    SMG cuts profit estimates

    Shares in SMG fell almost 14 per cent as the Scottish media company surprised the City by cutting profit estimates from...

  28. June 27, 2007

    SMG gets approaches for Virgin Radio

    Rob Woodward, chief executive of SMG, the media group, on Wednesday said he had received a number of approaches for Virgin...

  29. April 13, 2007

    SMG's non-alpha chief executive values consensus

    Rob Woodward, chief executive of SMG, has arguably one of the most difficult jobs in UK media, writes Emiko Terazono. He has...

  30. April 13, 2007

    SMG moves to sell Virgin Radio

    Radio companies and private equity groups are looking to see if they can bid for Virgin Radio, one of the UK's best known...

  31. April 13, 2007

    One of the most difficult tasks around

    The damning analysis of SMG's situation by Richard Findlay, chairman, underlined the difficulty the new management faces in...

  32. April 12, 2007

    BP chairman’s farewell to Browne

    BP shareholders are today bidding farewell to Lord Browne at the AGM and we have our chief energy correspondent, Carola...

  33. April 12, 2007

    SMG plans Virgin Radio IPO

    SMG plans to float its Virgin Radio business over the coming months, in a move designed to help pay down debt and allow the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 12, 2007

    Virgin Radio headed to market

    SMG’s new management team unveiled a substantial shake-up at the media group on Thursday, including an IPO for Virgin Radio,...

  35. April 12, 2007

    Woodward puts his stamp on SMG as Emslie leaves group

    SMG, the Scottish media company that owns Virgin Radio, has announced the departure of Donald Emslie, the former acting...

  36. March 6, 2007

    Slump in TV advertising market bound to make turnround tricky

    For long suffering shareholders of SMG, the Scottish media company, last week's shake-up of its management and board has...

  37. March 2, 2007

    SMALL-CAPS: JESSOPS PLUMMETS 30% AFTER SECOND WARNING

    *Jessops remained short of friends in the market yesterday as the camera retailer fell to a fresh low. A day after it...

  38. February 28, 2007

    Charles Pretzlik: Coup at SMG and disaster at Jessops

    This afternoon has seen some dramatic corporate news with SMG terminating its merger talks with UTV and Jessops issuing a...

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