Sport David Coleman has died aged 87

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Carlton profits fall as digital costs bite

CARLTON Communications, the ITV broadcaster and owner of the Technicolor film and video business, provided further evidence yesterday of the cost of playing a lead role in Britain's nascent digital television broadcast market.

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