M/13/003 – BT / ESPN Global
The proposed acquisition of control of ESPN Global Limited by British Telecommunications Public Limited Company has been cleared by the Competition Authority.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Wednesday February 27, 2013||Thursday, April 25, 2013|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
|British Telecommunications plc||
BT is an international provider of telecommunications solutions and IT services headquartered in the UK, with activities in the State, elsewhere in Europe and around the world. BT's principal activities include the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and television products and services as well as networked IT services.
|ESPN Global Limited||
ESPN Global is wholly owned and controlled by ESPN, Inc. The ESPN network consists of various sports broadcasting operations, including cable channels, a sports radio network and accompanying websites.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Monday, March 11, 2013|
|Date of Requirement for Information||Date Information Received|
|Monday, March 25, 2013||Monday, March 25, 2013|
|Current status: Completed|
|Cleared (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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