M/12/004 – Southbank Media / Travel Channel

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of Travel Channel International Ltd by Southbank Media Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.) has been cleared by the Competition Authority.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday March 22, 2012 Friday, April 20, 2012
Parties Involved Business activities
Southbank Media Limited

Southbank Media Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scripps. Scripps is a lifestyle content and interactive services company with a number of high profile television channels and interactive brands.

Travel Channel International Ltd

Travel Channel International Ltd operates the Travel Channel, an international travel broadcaster, transmitting 24 hours a day in 21 languages across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

Economic sector Media merger
Television Broadcasting Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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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