United Business Media

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United Business Media is a media conglomerate. It provides business information services principally to the technology, healthcare, media, automotive and financial services industries.


Also a major shareholder of ITN and the Press Association.

Headquartered at Ludgate House in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE 250 Index with operations in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

Primary competitors are International Data Group, Reed Elsevier and VNU.


Originally incorporated in 1918 as United Newspapers Limited and changed to United News & Media plc in 1995, the name it kept until 2000 when United Business Media plc was formally adopted.

Moves to merge with Carlton and with Granada were unsuccessful. It sold its remaining newspapers (the Daily Express and Sunday Express went to Britain's leading publisher of soft-core porn), along with its television interests to Granada, further magazines and its Miller Freeman exhibition unit.
In 2005 it sold its NOP World market research business to GfK Aktiengesellschaft for £383 million. In July of that year it announced the sale of its 35% stake in UK Channel Five Television to RTL for £247m.[1]

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