SMG and Ulster TV are Talking Again

11 September 2006

GLASGOW: SMG, the underperforming Scottish television and radio company, has restarted talks with Ulster TV after it rejected a merger proposal from the Irish company two weeks ago.

SMG, which owns Virgin Radio and the commercial TV franchises for STV and Grampian, is being stalked by a number of private equity groups and has succumbed to shareholder pressure to continue discussions with UTV, owner of Talksport radio.

A union would create a company with a market value of around £400 million ($752.3m; €587.3m).

Data sourced from; additional content by WARC staff