M/15/008 – Discovery / Setanta

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of Setanta Sports Asia Limited by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific PTE. Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday February 26, 2015 Thursday, March 12, 2015
Parties Involved Business activities
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte. Limited

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte. Limited is an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, Inc. which is one of the world's leading nonfiction media companies.

Setanta Sports Asia Limited

Setanta Sports Asia Limited is engaged in sports broadcasting and production through the Setanta Sports Asia channel.

Economic sector Media merger
The industry sector involved is the broadcasting sector and, more particularly, the broadcast of audiovisual content. Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, March 9, 2015
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-470 3696, e-mail: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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