Jeff Henry, director of ITV Consumer, said: "The acquisition of Friends Reunited is also a key step in the delivery of our strategy to drive new revenue streams for the company." Michael Murphy, chief executive of Friends Reunited, said: "When ITV approached us we immediately clicked." He added: "By joining with them, Friends Reunited gets access to a vast audience so we can connect even more people even more of the time." ITV shares rose ½ to 109¼p.
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It said the business was also an attractive advertising proposition.
The Friends Reunited management team will have a "key role" in developing ITV’s online and broadband strategy, the broadcaster said.
This is what it looked like — yep, it’s pretty horrible. Nine months later, after a redesign, some hard work, lots of extra features, encouragement from users and the odd mention or two in the press, things started to get interesting.
We gave up our jobs, and introduced a subscription to allow people to contact old friends — and to allow us to survive (We were not part of the internet hype and didn’t go out and try and raise funding to continue)In the summer of 2001 the site exploded — through natural word of mouth and article after article about the desire to look back. I describe this period as both the best and worst of my life.
Following its recent revamp from the site famous for reuniting old school friends, to the home of the UK’s ‘cherished memories’, Friends Reunited will initially be working with Maxymiser to identify and execute a series of MVT campaigns. Former social networking pioneer Friends Reunited has relaunched under new management and with a renewed focus on ‘shared memories’.Also in competition at Malta International Film Festival 2009, Discovering Latin America Festival London 2009, Tirana International Festival 2009, London Short Film Festival 2010, Athens International Film Festival 2010.In 1999, Julie, my wife was pregnant with our first child.It could also make a further payment of up to £55m during 2009 if performance targets are hit, the company said.ITV said the acquisition would "deliver key immediate benefits", making and Friends Reunited the UK’s eighth-largest online presence in terms of unique users.