TV since 1981

2004

January
Bjarne Thelin succeeds Caroline McDevitt as Chief Executive of BARB
BARB introduces device to measure flatscreen TVs
First European HD service launched
February
ITV plc formed out of merger of Carlton Communications and Granada
June
BARB test of first Sponsorship data starts, for full implementation in the autumn
July
Digital switchover put back to 2012 but to start in some regions in 2008
December
BARB extends current contracts for 3 years to the end of 2009