McCann’s plan for UTV banks on bullish radio

McCann’s plan for UTV banks on bullish radio
John McCann, chief executive of UTV Media, promises more domestic programming on UTV IrelandBryan Meade

FM104, 96FM and Talksport would be tasty leftovers in rumoured ITV buyout

UTV’s radio stations are not up for sale, despite the fact that it is preparing to offload its television arm in the North and the Republic, the media group’s chief executive has said.

John McCann told The Sunday Business Post that the radio assets, which include the lucrative Talksport network in Britain, Dublin’s FM104, and Cork’s 96FM, are still attractive to investors if the TV disposal went ahead.

“It’s a very...

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