M/10/027 – Northern & Shell Broadcasting / CLT – UFA Holdings

Transaction details

The Competition Authority has today approved the proposed transaction whereby Northern & Shell Broadcasting Limited would acquire CLT – UFA Holdings Limited.

Notification date Decision date
Friday August 20, 2010 Friday, September 10, 2010
Parties Involved Business activities
Northern & Shell Broadcasting Limited

N & S Group: which is headquartered in London, is principally engaged in newspaper publishing and printing, magazine publishing, television broadcasting and exploitation and further development of intellectual property.

CLT - UFA Holdings Limited

CLT - UFA Holdings: the company and its subsidiaries operate Five, which is a national terrestrial analogue television channel licensed by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the United Kingdom, and related businesses. Five is principally engaged in television broadcasting.

Economic sector Media merger
Television Broadcasting Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-804 5396, email:bod@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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