Shareholders at both Granada Media and United News & Media gave their backing to the merger between the two outfits on Wednesday (27 September).

The news removes the last procedural hurdles in

Shareholders at both Granada Media and United News & Media gave their backing to the merger between the two outfits on Wednesday (27 September).

The news removes the last procedural hurdles in the proposed merger, which sees United's ITV franchises - HTV, Meridian and Anglia - sold to Granada Media for£1.75bn.