Trio of bidders linked to UKTV

Three media companies are being linked to bids for Virgin Media’s stake in UK digital TV channels group UKTV.

UK reports today said that Discovery and UK commercial broadcaster ITV have expressed an interest and that Virgin Media’s current partner in UKTV, BBC Worldwide, would also like to increase its stake. MSO Virgin Media values its 50% stake at about £350m (€400m).