M/11/027 – Scripps / UKTV

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of a 50% stake in UK Channel Management Limited, UK Gold Holdings Limited and UKTV New Ventures Limited (UKTV) by Southbank Media Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.) has been cleared by the Authority.

Notification date Decision date
Friday August 19, 2011 Thursday, September 1, 2011
Parties Involved Business activities
Scripps Network Interactive Inc

Scripps is involved in the provision of a number of television channels and interactive services.


UKTV is engaged in developing, scheduling and broadcasting television channels, websites and on-demand services.

Economic sector Media merger
Television Broadcasting Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, August 29, 2011
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-804 5417, email: bod@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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