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Rumour has it Telewest is planning to sell the US oil company turned broadcaster
1992: UK Gold launches with the backing of the BBC, Thames TV and a former US oil company called Flextech. The channel screens shows including The Bill, Porridge and EastEnders. Nick Milligan (pictured), formerly of Thames TV, joins as the sales director.
1994: Flextech merges with United Artists Programming, the European arm of Denver's Tele-Communications Inc. It takes over channels including Bravo and the children's channel TCC in exchange for giving TCI's international arm a majority stake. The deal makes Flextech one of the biggest suppliers of programmes to cable and …