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Sold a bunch of magazines - which weren't listed here for reasons of taste - in March 2004. Which was nothing to do with the bidding for the Telegraph group. And if you think Private Eye cast doubt on how independent the new owners of the mags are, you are utterly wrong. Kept "Fantasy TV" etc.

Bought TV Channel 5 from RTL in July 2010 for £104M.

The information on this page is almost certainly incomplete, but investigating Northern+Shell is a research priority. You are very welcome to send additional information.


What does Northern+Shell do?

We're developing a full list of publications, radio and TV channels and websites directly run by Northern+Shell. Follow the link below to see those we've documented so far.

* Northern+Shell titles, channels, etc

Northern+Shell website

What does Northern+Shell have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* No websites that you'd want to visit

Who owns Northern+Shell?
What else does it have a stake in?

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2010_07: _NS held a 100% stake in _C5 [source? 2

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2009_05 Express derailed [Freelance]
2008_04 Express strike Fridays from 11/04/08 [Freelance]
2007_01 Beware of premium rate phone scams [Freelance]
2005_09 Express arrives minimum rate agreed [Freelance]
2005_05 Express journalists to strike 08/04/05 [Freelance]
2005_04 Strike watch [Freelance]
2004_03 LETTER Live now, pay later? [Freelance]
2002_12 Express exodus [Freelance]

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