|Carlton Communications Plc is a leading UK media company with businesses in free-to-air television broadcasting and advertising sales, content production and distribution and cinema advertising.For the year ended 30th September 2002, Carlton made continuing profit before taxation of £53m.The principal market is in the UK.
There are 2,800 employees.
Carlton is listed on the London Stock Exchange (CCM) and Nasdaq (CCTVY).
Carlton’s businesses are divided into two segments – Broadcasting and Content.
Carlton is a leading commercial television broadcaster in the UK, broadcasting to 26 million people and accounting for 40% of ITV1 advertising revenues.
Carlton leads the fast growing cinema advertising market in the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America.
Carlton invests around £200m a year in making television programmes including Margery & Gladys, Too Good to be True, Pollyanna and the award winning Today with Des and Mel and “…in Colour” series.
We are one of Europe’s largest rights distributors with a library of 18,000 hours of television programmes, from Thunderbirds to the Inspector Morse films, and 2,000 movies including classic titles such as Sophie’s Choice, Brief Encounter, Richard III, The African Queen, The Eagle Has Landed, Birth Of A Nation and the Carry On … films. We publish these and other titles through our book and video labels.
In the US, Carlton America develops and co-produces made-for-television movies, as well as drama and other forms of television programming.