Virgin Media put UKTV stake up for sale

Virgin Media’s 50 per cent stake in UKTV – which owns the channels Dave and Gold – is up for sale for around £350m.

BBC Worldwide will have the right of first refusal, due to UKTV starting as a 50/50 joint venture back in 1997 between the two companies.

The sale had already been admitted by the cable company’s chief executive Neil Berkett to, two weeks ago.

Back in June Virgin Media flogged off its Virgin Media Television Business, which operates channels including the now defunct Virgin 1, to BSkyB for £160m.




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