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Ulster T.V. PLC (UTV)

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Tuesday 27 February, 2001

Ulster T.V. PLC

Acquisition

Ulster Television PLC
27 February 2001

The Ulster Television ('UTV') announcement released under RNS number 5484Z was
           a draft and the full correct version can be seen below:




Ulster Television plc Proposed Acquisition of 60% of County Media Limited


Ulster Television plc ('UTV') today announces that the Independent Radio and
Television Commission (the 'IRTC') has approved in principle the proposed
acquisition by UTV of 60% of the issued share capital of County Media Limited,
a radio broadcasting business based in Cork, Ireland, for a consideration of
circa IRĀ£17.1 million. UTV is currently clarifying a number of matters with
the IRTC and a further announcement will follow as soon as is practicable.


Goodbody Corporate Finance is advising UTV and Communications Equity
Associates International is advising County Media Limited in relation to this
transaction.





    27 February 2001


    For Reference:



Orla McKibbin

Head of Press and PR

UTV plc

Telephone: 04890 262188

Marie Therese Duffy

Drury Communications

Telephone: 00 353 1 2605000

Bobby Leach/Sarah Moriarty

Shandwick

Telephone: 0044 207 905 2578