M/17/056 – Bay/Radio Nova

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Bay Broadcasting Limited of sole control of Classic Rock Broadcasting Limited t/a Radio Nova has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday October 20, 2017 Monday, January 22, 2018
Parties Involved Business activities
Bay Broadcasting Limited

Bay Broadcasting Limited currently holds 38.4% of the share capital in Classic Rock Broadcasting Limited t/a Radio Nova. Bay Broadcasting Limited also operates the following two radio stations based in the Greater Dublin Area: Choice Broadcasting Limited t/a Classic Hits 4FM and Star Broadcasting Limited t/a Sunshine 106.8.

Classic Rock Broadcasting Limited t/a Radio Nova

Radio Nova is a specialist classic rock music radio station licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to broadcast to Dublin city and county and the Dublin commuter belt, including parts of counties Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.

Economic sector Media merger
Radio broadcasting and advertising. Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, November 3, 2017
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Monday, December 18, 2017
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Email: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie
Telephone: 014703696

Media enquiries: doireannsweeney@ccpc.ie

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