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3 weeks after merger, Burt gets ITV chair

25 February 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

LONDON -- Former Bank of Scotland CEO Peter Burt was appointed chairman of ITV Plc. on Tuesday, beating out John Gardiner, chairman of grocery chain Tesco, ITV said Tuesday. Burt landed the post three weeks after the merger between Carlton and Granada was completed, creating the largest commercial broadcaster in the United Kingdom. The appointment of a chairman for the combined group has been fraught with tension since October, when a revolt of the company's largest shareholders -- led by Fidelity -- nixed giving then-Carlton chairman Michael Green the same job at the merged entity. »

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