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STV threatens legal action against ITV over X Factor spin-offs

Scotland's ITV licensee, STV, is threatening legal action against ITV for the broadcaster's scheduling of X Factor spin-offs.
February 25, 2010

Scotland’s ITV licensee, STV, is threatening further legal action against ITV for the broadcaster’s scheduling of X Factor spin-offs. STV says that it helped build the popularity of the talent show and should also be able to benefit from the spin-off, The Xtra Factor, which is shown on ITV2, a channel in which STV has no economic interest. This would be the third lawsuit launched by STV against the British broadcaster. A spokesman for ITV tells The Guardian that it would ‘defend any new proceedings vigorously.’

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