M/07/050 – Universal/ Sparrowhawk

Transaction details

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.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, September 17, 2007
Current status: Completed
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Ibrahim Bah

01 - 804 5425, ib@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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