M/16/038 – Liberty Global / UTV Ireland

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Liberty Global Plc, through Virgin Media Limited, of sole control of UTV Ireland Limited from UTV Limited (which is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of ITV Plc) has been cleared by the CCPC.

Notification date Decision date
Friday July 29, 2016 Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Parties Involved Business activities
Liberty Global Plc

Liberty Global is active at various levels of the broadcasting sector in the State including the ownership and operation of cable networks and the production and broadcasting of television services.

UTV Ireland Limited

UTV Ireland is active in television broadcasting in the State.

Economic sector Media merger
TV Broadcasting Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, August 15, 2016
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Han Nie

Tel: 01 4703664 Email: hannie@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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