Saturday December 7, 2019

Showtime: UTV sale to ITV possible this week

Channel could be sold to Britain’s ITV as early as this week

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
22nd August, 2015
6
UTV is one of the last independent channels to hold rights to ITV’s key shows, including Coronation Street

Northern Ireland media group UTV may be set to sell its flagship television channel to Britain’s ITV.

A spokeswoman for the company, which is due to report its half year figures later in the week, said UTV “never comments on speculation”.

UTV holds the Northern Ireland franchise for ITV’s key shows, including Emmerdale and Coronation Street. In recent years, ITV has moved to consolidate all of the regional franchises under one...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Mortgage gouging by banks does not serve society well

Matt Cooper | 2 weeks ago