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BBC looking at 500 million pound bid for UKTV: Sources

BBC, UKTV and Scripps were not immediately available for comment


The BBC's commercial arm is considering a 500-million-pound ($658.55 million) bid for full control of broadcaster UKTV, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported, citing sources. BBC Worldwide is in talks with advisers about borrowing hundreds of millions of pounds from private investors to buy out the half of UKTV it does not already own, the newspaper added. UKTV, whose channels include Dave and Gold, is an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and U.S. broadcaster Scripps Networks Interactive . Discovery Communications Inc had ...

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First Published: Thu, November 16 2017. 04:27 IST