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More than 40 jobs under redundancy threat at broadcaster UTV

Published 06/10/2016

Job changes are linked to the proposed sale of UTV Ireland to Virgin Media
Job changes are linked to the proposed sale of UTV Ireland to Virgin Media

More than 40 jobs at broadcaster UTV are at risk, a spokeswoman said.

ITV bought the Belfast-based business last year.

The posts at risk include staff working in playout (transmission) services.

The changes are linked to the proposed sale of UTV Ireland to Virgin Media.

UTV Belfast currently has a staff of 138. A total of 43 roles are at risk of redundancy.

However, there are eight redeployment opportunities bringing the total losing their jobs to 35, a potential 25% decrease in the workforce.

A UTV spokeswoman said: "We have today updated staff on the latest integration and restructuring plans, as well as the proposed sale of UTV Ireland to Virgin Media, which regrettably means that a number of roles are at risk of redundancy."

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