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ITV pre-tax profit climbs 40% to £605m in 2014

ITV pre-tax profit climbs 40% to £605m in 2014

ITV has reported a pre-tax profit of £605 million, up 39.1 per cent year on year, after revenue increased by 8 per cent.

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