Confirmed: ITV Sells Friends Reunited To Thomson DC for Mere £25 Million


So the Friends Reunited sale saga is finally over, and the final end result is brutal: it was sold off to Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson, which owns brightsolid, which in turn owns genealogy website, reports FT (Update: And confirmed by ITV (LSE: ITV) in this early-Thursday announcement). The new owners plan to combine FindMyPast with Genes Reunited, a Friends


could rebrand FR perhaps….. use the base and the fame while it lasts to build something new…

Rafat Ali

My guess is they'll stop trying on the ad-supported side on the main FRU services, and focus on the subscription based genealogy efforts.


So does this mean that Friends Reunited will revert to being a subscription site?

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