M/13/029 – Fox / Setanta Africa

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of Setanta Africa Services Limited by Fox International Channels Netherlands Holding B.V. has been cleared by the Competition Authority.

Notification date Decision date
Monday October 7, 2013 Thursday, October 24, 2013
Parties Involved Business activities
Fox International Channels Netherlands Holding B.V.

Fox International Channels Netherlands Holding B.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox Group. The primary activities of 21st Century Fox worldwide are: film production and distribution, operation of Fox broadcast television stations and the broadcasting of network programming in the United States and internationally.

Setanta Africa Services Limited

The main activity of Setanta Sports Africa Limited is the broadcasting of televised sporting events in Africa, via the channels Setanta Africa and Setanta Action.

Economic sector Media merger
Broadcasting Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, October 18, 2013
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Andrew Rae

Tel: 01-804-5420, email: ar@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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