M/07/050 – Universal/ Sparrowhawk
The proposed acquisition by Universal Pictures Holdings UK Ltd. of Sparrowhawk Holdings Limited.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Tuesday September 4, 2007||Friday, September 28, 2007|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
|Universal Pictures Holdings UK Limited||
Universal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NBCU. NBCU is active in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information.
|Sparrowhawk Holdings Limited||
Active in the provision of pay-TV channels, mostly under the Hallmark brand. In addition, it derives some limited revenue from the licensing of its International Library content for broadcasting on TV channels and for home entertainment.
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|Economic sector||Media merger|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Monday, September 17, 2007|
|Current status: Completed|
|Sent to the Minister (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
01 - 804 5425, email@example.com
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