Clear Channel UK

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Clear Channel UK is the British division of iHeartMedia, a global media conglomerate based in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. It operates through a complex group structure, with some 70 UK subsidiary companies.

As with its U.S. parent, the entertainment division is no longer part of Clear Channel UK, but is now a separate subsidiary, known as Live Nation UK that is part of a separate company, Live Nation which is no longer owned by iHeartMedia.

Clear Channel UK[edit]

Clear Channel UK is an Out of Home media owner, operating over 40,000 advertising sites across the UK. These sites include classic Adshel 6-sheet posters, digital Adshel Live 6-sheet posters, digital 6-sheet screens and large format screens at malls nationwide, as well as Sainsbury's and Asda supermarkets, and smaller Socialite screens in pubs and bars; classic billboards, digital Wrap billboards, and large format digital Storm sites.

Corporate Structure[edit]

Relation to ClearChannel Group Structure[edit]

Clear Channel has 3 main UK holding companies (highlighted in red on the table below), all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of ClearChannel International Holdings BV, registered in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications Inc, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

List of Main UK subsidiaries[edit]

Company name Number of Holdings Number of Subsidiaries Trade Description
CLEAR CHANNEL HOLDINGS LIMITED 2 44 Incorporation on 18 05 98 as outdoor advertising
CLEAR CHANNEL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 3 43 Outdoor advertising and ancillary services.
Clear Channel UK Limited 4 32 Outdoor advertising.
CLEAR CHANNEL NI LIMITED 4 0 Advertising and market research
CANTON PROPERTY INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED(THE) 4 0 Property investment
CLEAR CHANNEL SOLUTIONS LIMITED 4 0 Sell international sales campaigns for the clear channel international outdoor group.
KILDOON PROPERTY COMPANY LIMITED(THE) 4 0 Property investment
CLEAR CHANNEL OVERSEAS LIMITED 4 0 Outdoor advertising
FOXMARK (UK) LIMITED 4 0 Securing of advertising rights

This information was modified from the original information taken from the UK Companies Database in April 2005, and re-ordered to show the relationships between holding companies and subsidiaries more clearly. Companies previously associated with Clear Channel Entertainment have been removed as they were spun off into a separate company now associated with "Live Nation". Each company's subsidiaries are displayed directly below it. Each line shows, in the following order:

  • Number of holding companies. This shows the 'level of ownership' of the company - the number of holding companies between it and iHeartMedia, the main Clear Channel company which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Clear Channel Entertainment UK Limited (shown in red) is held by 2 'parent' companies - ClearChannel International Holdings BV, registered in the Netherlands, and Clear Channel Communications Inc, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Their subsidiaries (in dark grey) have 3 holding (parent) companies. Their subsidiaries (light grey) have 4 holding companies, and so forth.
  • Number of subsidiary companies. This table only shows the main subsidiary companies. Some of the light grey companies have many subsidiaries which are listed in the table below. This layout is intended to make the table clearer.
  • Notes from the Companies Database indicating the company's purpose.

The information given in the Companies Database is not fully up to date - companies normally have a time window in which to file documents, and even when filed, the documents may take some time to become available on the database. Both tables only include active companies. Companies officially designated as 'dormant' or 'wound up' are not shown in the table, but are counted as 'subsidiaries' in the table above. This is why some companies in the table above will show more subsidiaries than are included in the table below.

List of Minor UK subsidiaries[edit]

COMPANY NAME Holding Companies Subsidiaries Description of activities Parent (holding) company
APOLLO DOMINION INVESTMENTS LIMITED 5 0 Investment holding company. BESCOT ENTERPRISES LIMITED
CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT FACILITATION LIMITED 5 0 Financial intermediation CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT (MUSIC) UK LIMITED
LOUIS BARNETT & SON LIMITED 5 0 Dormant. CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
POSTERMOBILE LIMITED 5 4 Selling of advertising space CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
BARRETT PETRIE SUTCLIFFE LIMITED 5 0 Advertising CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
ROCKBOX LIMITED 5 0 Product advertising. CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
TRACEMOTION LIMITED 5 1 The provision of managemenet services CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
CLEAR CHANNEL (CENTRAL) LIMITED 5 12 Score outdoor group CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
F M MEDIA LIMITED 5 0 Advertising CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
TAXI MEDIA HOLDINGS LIMITED 5 1 Dormant. D CLEAR CHANNEL UK LIMITED
CLEAR CHANNEL (MIDLANDS) LIMITED 6 2 Outdoor advertising contractors. the company became dormant with the trading and assets and liabilities being transferred to clear channel UK ltd. CLEAR CHANNEL (CENTRAL) LIMITED
CLEAR CHANNEL (NORTH WEST) LIMITED 6 2 Engaged as outdoor advertising contractors. CLEAR CHANNEL (CENTRAL) LIMITED
CLEAR CHANNEL (SOUTH WEST) LIMITED 6 0 Dormant. CLEAR CHANNEL (CENTRAL) LIMITED
GROSVENOR ADVERTISING LIMITED 6 0 Dormant. CLEAR CHANNEL (CENTRAL) LIMITED
POSTERMOBILE ADVERTISING LIMITED 6 0 Dormant. POSTERMOBILE LIMITED
KMS ADVERTISING LIMITED 6 0 Dormant. POSTERMOBILE LIMITED
TAXI MEDIA LIMITED 6 0 Taxi advertising contractors TAXI MEDIA HOLDINGS LIMITED
TOWN & CITY POSTERS ADVERTISING LIMITED 6 0 The rental of advertising boards to advertising agencies. TRACEMOTION LIMITED
VISION POSTERS LIMITED 7 0 Dormant. CLEAR CHANNEL (MIDLANDS) LIMITED

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