Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by The Color Company (TM) Limited (trading as The Irish Post) of certain assets of Irish TV has been cleared by the CCPC.

Economic sectorMedia merger
Television broadcasting and advertising.Yes

Notification date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Parties InvolvedBusiness activities
The Color Company TM LimitedEngaged in the printing, publishing and distribution of print and online material in the United Kingdom. The Color Company TM Limited publishes the Irish Post newspaper in the United Kingdom.
Teilifis Mhaigh Eo TeorantaOwner and operator of Irish TV, an international television channel offering Irish content to a global audience, primarily Irish people in the State and abroad. Irish TV sells television advertising to customers.
Case Officer AssignedContact Details
Barry O'Donnellemail: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie Tel: 01 4703696
Media Enquiries MKC Communications: 01 7038600

The deadline for any third parties who wish to make submissions regarding the competition aspects of this merger is:

Phase 1
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Current status Completed Cleared (Phase 1)

Decision date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017