Global Radio loses GMG Radio appeal

Global Radio's appeal against the Competition Commission ruling that it must sell the bulk of the former GMG Radio stations has been dismissed.

Charles Allen: chairman of Global Radio
Charles Allen: chairman of Global Radio

In a judgment published this afternoon, the Competition Appeal Tribunal unanimously dismissed Global Radio's appeal, which had argued against the CC's decision on two grounds.

Global Radio argued the CC had misunderstood the meaning of "substantial lessening of competition" as well as the approach it took to proposed remedies to competition issues in the North West and Manchester.

A Global spokeswoman said: "Obviously this is a disappointing outcome. We share the concerns of many within our industry, who believe the basis on which the Competition Commission formed their decision to be outdated."

Global Radio bought GMG Radio, now known as Real and Smooth ltd, in July 2012.

Have your say...

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
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Google takes over Silicon Roundabout

Google takes over Silicon Roundabout

Google has launched a digital outdoor campaign at Silicon Roundabout in Old Street, London, featuring practical information for locals.

Share
Vax in seven-figure C4 sponsorship deal

Vax in seven-figure C4 sponsorship deal

Vax, the floor care brand, has signed a seven-figure sponsorship deal with Channel 4, for which it has created idents starring Miranda Hart.

Share
AOP study confirms native ads have the power to connect

AOP study confirms native ads have the power to connect

Nearly two-thirds (59%) of consumers find native advertising interesting and informative, and a third are more likely to trust it than traditional advertising, according to a new report.

Share

Get news by email