Public Interest Test – Global Radio Limited/GMG Radio Holdings Limited

  • Start: 03 August 2012
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 August 2012

On the acquisition of GMG Radio Holdings Limited by Global Radio Limited.

On 24th June 2012 Global Radio Limited acquired the entire issued share capital of GMG Radio Holdings Limited. On 2nd August 2012 the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport and the Olympics issued an intervention notice specifying the public interest consideration: “the need, in relation to every different audience in the United Kingdom or in a particular area or locality of the United Kingdom, for there to be a sufficient plurality of persons with control of the media enterprises serving that audience”. The Secretary of State requested that Ofcom should report by 28th September 2012 on the effect on this consideration of the acquisition.

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