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UTV PLC (UTV)

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Monday 24 July, 2006

UTV PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding


                       ACQUISITION BY TRUST - PSP AWARDS                       

                                    UTV plc                                    

                   Announcement to the London Stock Exchange                   

Notification of Interests: Companies Act 1985, Section 329

The following dealings by the Employee Benefit Trust established by the Company
were transacted.

The Trust is a discretionary trust for the benefit of employees of UTV plc and
its subsidiaries.

The executive directors of UTV plc, namely J McCann, J R Downey, S Taunton are
included as potential beneficiaries under the Trust and are deemed to be
interested in those shares and the dealings thereof for the purposes of Section
324 of the Companies Act 1985.

The Trust, registered in the name of UTV Employer Benefit Trust A/c No.1019004,
acquired a total of 100,000 ordinary shares of 5 pence on 21 July 2006,
representing 0.18% of the issue share capital, to hedge the liability of awards
made under the Company's long term incentive plans. This transaction was
notified to the Company on 24 July 2006. The total holding of the Trust
following this transaction is 100,000 ordinary shares being 0.18% of the issued
share capital. The shares were acquired on the London Stock Exchange.

Ends

Name of contact and telephone number for queries: M Goodwin: 02890 262099

For and on behalf of UTV plc

J R Downey

Date: 24 July 2006