Dating friends reunited census family
The final value of the deal could climb higher, with up to 55 million payable in four years' time if the websites hit performance targets.
It also emerged yesterday that ITV is considering a branded Friends Reunited show to make the most of the hundreds of human interest stories resulting from reunions between friends, families and old flames.
The commercial broadcaster is also looking at ways of using the human interest stories created by encounters on Friends Reunited for television output.The Scottish GENES blog has now ceased publication - for continuing Scottish news please refer to its sister blog, British GENES, at The Scottish GENES posts will remain online as an archive of Scottish genealogical news from 2007-2011. BRIGHTSOLID ACQUIRES FRIENDS REUNITED GROUPbrightsolid today announced it is to acquire Friends Reunited Group from ITV plc for £25 million.Joined by a business partner, Jason Porter, the site exploded in popularity and was receiving five million hits a day a year after launch.Friends Reunited diversified into new websites aimed at connecting like-minded people following the arrival in February 2003 of a new management team headed up by Michael Murphy, former chief operating officer of the Financial Times.