Additional Information


Global Radio to divest local stations following CAT decision

Global Radio is seeking to divest stations in the seven local areas where the Competition Commission blocked its acquisition of GMG Radio, after deciding not to take its appeal further.

Global Radio: to divest itself of seven local area stations

Global Radio: to divest itself of seven local area stations

Share this article

Global Radio said in a statement that it has decided not to appeal the Competition Appeal Tribunal's decision to uphold the CC decision in the Global-GMG radio merger last month.

Although the commission cleared the deal in London and West Midlands, as well as the merged business in terms of national sales and programming content, it blocked the deal in seven local markets due to competition concerns.

Global will now proceed with the divestment of stations in the seven local markets, although announcements are not expected until early 2014.

Global Radio bought GMG Radio, now known as Real and Smooth ltd, in July 2012. Bauer Media, Global’s rival for the stations, lobbied heavily against the deal, which was blocked in seven out of nine local areas in May.

This article was first published on

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Additional Information

Latest jobs Jobs web feed


The Wall blogs

The Power of Colour External website

by Ardi Kolah, 17/04/2014


Forget about the BRICS External website

by Dan Foreman, 17/04/2014


Back to top ^