M/05/020 – UTV / Wireless

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Transaction details

Proposal whereby Ulster Television plc (UTV) would acquire The Wireless Group plc (TWG). The Authority advised the parties and the Minister that it considers the transaction to be a ‘media merger’, within the meaning of Section 23 of the Act.

Notification date Decision date
Friday May 13, 2005 Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Parties Involved Business activities

Media sector in Ireland


Radio group and is active in the media sector in the UK

Economic sector Media merger
Radio Broadcasting Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Current status: Completed
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details


Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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