Group chief executive: John McCann
Pre-tax profit: £21m
UTV Media plc is one of the largest media companies in the UK and Ireland and one of only three listed companies in Northern Ireland. It owns the Channel 3 licence in Northern Ireland, making it part of the ITV network. However, it operates independently from ITV as a business.
Based on Ormeau Road in Belfast, UTV Media plc now incorporates radio (talkSPORT and 20 local radio stations across Ireland and the UK), television (UTV), new media (UTV Internet, web services company Tibus, Recruit NI, UTV Drive, PropertyPal.com) and publishing (Sport Magazine, which it acquired in June 2009). It’s also a big player in the radio market in Ireland with stations broadcasting from Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Drogheda. UTV Media plc is also one of Northern Ireland’s few listed companies. It also owns social media agency Simply Zesty.
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