Friday, 23 June 2017

Virgin Media snaps up UTV Ireland

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 12 July 16

Liberty Global-owned cableco pays €10 million for another free-to-air broadcaster.

Virgin Media Ireland late on Monday agreed a €10 million acquisition of TV channel UTV Ireland from U.K.-based broadcaster ITV. UTV Ireland launched in January 2015 as the sister channel of UTV, a longstanding broadcaster in Northern Ireland. ITV completed the acquisition of both channels in February this year in a deal worth &pound…

Virgin Media Ireland late on Monday agreed a €10 million acquisition of TV channel UTV Ireland from U.K.-based broadcaster ITV. UTV Ireland launched in January 2015 as the sister channel of UTV, a longstanding broadcaster in Northern Ireland. ITV completed the acquisition of both channels in February this year in a deal worth &pound…

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