You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

EU OKs joint control of HSCo

BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission.

According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV LP of the United States, Tl diffusion de France International SA and Candover Plc of the U.K.”

The principal activity of the joint venture will be to provide terrestrial transmission services in the U.K., the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

“The acquisition of joint control over HSCo by the consortium does not give rise to any addition of market shares by the parties,” said a commission spokesman. The commission decided that, in view of their market position, the deal had no impact on competition in the EU.

Tl diffusion de France, which is controlled by France Tl com, provides terrestrial transmission services for TV and radio, mainly in France. Candover Investments and Berkshire Fund IV LP are both investment houses.

More Scene

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

  • 'Seven Seconds' TV show premiere

    Regina King Talks Heaviness of Role in 'Seven Seconds'

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

  • UnReal Athena Film Festival

    How Trump Beating Clinton Impacted the Gender Politics of 'UnReal' Season 3

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

  • 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and

    'Unsolved' Stars Point Out Racial Injustice in Biggie and Tupac Murder Cases

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

  • Taura Stinson, Common, and Diane WarrenVariety

    Common, Pasek and Paul, Diane Warren Reveal Inspiration Behind Oscar-Nominated Songs

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

  • 'Game Night' film premiere

    'Game Night': Director, Writer Talk 'Straddling Genres' and the Influence of 'Get Out'

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

  • Esquire 'Mavericks of Hollywood' party

    Terry Crews on His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: 'If I Don’t Get Justice, Nobody Can'

    BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced Friday that it has decided to greenlight the acquisition of joint control of the U.K. company HSCo, which comprises the business of the BBC’s home service transmission. According to a statement issued by the commission, “This joint control will be exercised by Castle Tower Communications and Berkshire Fund IV […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content