Winners and Losers: The Licence Process and Bids
Border, Central and Scottish TV were uncontested winners.
Incumbent contractors, Thames TV, TSW and TVS lost respectively to Carlton, Westcountry and Meridian.
Tyne Tees, Yorkshire and HTV retained their licences, although their business plans had been initially judged ‘marginal’ by the ITC.
Other existing contractors who won despite making the lowest bid included Channel, Grampian, Granada, LWT and Ulster while Anglia won with the highest bid.
Newcomer losers were CPV-TV who had bid for London weekday, East of England and South/South East England, LIB (London weekend), Three-East (East of England), CI3 (Channel Islands) and TeleWest (South West England). Losers for Wales and the West of England were C3W, C3WW and Merlin; for the North of Scotland were C3 Caledonia and North of Scotland, and for Northern Ireland were TVNi and Lagan.
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