M/10/020 – BSkyB / Virgin Media TV

Transaction details

The Competition Authority today, 29 June 2010, cleared the proposed transaction by British Sky Broadcasting Limited of a portfolio of television channels known as Virgin Media Television from Virgin Media Inc

Notification date Decision date
Friday June 4, 2010 Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Parties Involved Business activities
British Sky Broadcasting Limited

Sky is a holding company for a number of its subsidiaries whose activities consist of the acquisition and commissioning of audiovisual programming, the creation of linear television channels etc.

Virgin Media Television

VMtv is a UK-based business of Virgin Media, an entertainment and communications provider.

Economic sector Media merger
The broadcasting of television channels and the sale of television advertising airtime. Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, June 18, 2010
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Mr. Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-804 5395, email: bod@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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