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Friday 21 December, 2007

UTV Media PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding


21 December 2007

                                 UTV Media plc                                 

                      Purchase of shares in UTV Media plc                      

UTV Media plc announces that the following directors / persons discharging
managerial responsibilities participated in the share placing announced on 18
December 2007 and purchased shares in UTV Media plc at a price of 200p per
ordinary share as summarised below:

Director/PDMR                 Title           Number of shares Percentage of 
                                                  acquired     enlarged share
                                                                  capital    
                                                                  acquired   
                                                                             
John McCann         Group Chief Executive          74,537          0.13%     
                                                                             
Paul O'Brien        Group Finance Director         74,537          0.13%     
                                                                             
Scott Taunton       Managing Director GB           74,537          0.13%     
                    Radio                                                    
                                                                             
Jim Downey          Group Commercial Director      74,537          0.13%     
                                                                             
Ronan McManamy      Managing Director ROI          29,815          0.05%     
                    Radio                                                    
                                                                             
Robert McCourt      Group Director of              29,815          0.05%     
                    Engineering & Facilities                                 
                                                                             
Michael Wilson      Managing Director TV           14,907          0.03%     
                                                                             
Mairead Regan       Group Director of HR           14,907          0.03%     
                                                                             
Roy Bailie          Non-Executive Director         59,629          0.10%     
                                                                             
Kevin Lagan         Non-Executive Director         29,815          0.05%     
                                                                             
Helen Kirkpatrick   Non-Executive Director         1,491           0.00%     

In addition the following individuals made open market purchases of ordinary
shares in UTV Media plc on 19 December 2007 as detailed below:

Director/PDMR                Number of     Percentage of      Purchase price  
                               shares      enlarged share                     
                              acquired    capital acquired                    
                                                                              
Paul O'Brien                   5,463           0.01%               230p       
                                                                              
Scott Taunton                  17,000          0.03%               239p       
                                                                              
Ronan McManamy                 70,000          0.12%               235p       
                                                                              
Roy Bailie                     60,000          0.10%               230p       
                                                                              
Helen Kirkpatrick              2,900           0.01%               235p       

Following all of these share purchases detailed above, the total holdings and
total percentage holdings of each of the directors / persons discharging
managerial responsibilities in UTV Media plc are as follows:

Director/PDMR                  Title           Total Holding       Total     
                                                                percentage   
                                                                  holding    
                                                                             
John McCann          Group Chief Executive        218,579          0.38%     
                                                                             
Paul O'Brien         Group Finance Director       100,000          0.17%     
                                                                             
Scott Taunton        Managing Director GB         150,037          0.26%     
                     Radio                                                   
                                                                             
Jim Downey           Group Commercial Director    104,842          0.18%     
                                                                             
Ronan McManamy       Managing Director ROI         99,815          0.17%     
                     Radio                                                   
                                                                             
Robert McCourt       Group Director of            127,298          0.22%     
                     Engineering & Facilities                                
                                                                             
Michael Wilson       Managing Director of TV       15,905          0.03%     
                                                                             
Mairead Regan        Group HR Director             37,012          0.06%     
                                                                             
Roy Bailie           Non-Executive Director       254,526          0.44%     
                                                                             
Kevin Lagan          Non-Executive Director       117,815          0.20%     
                                                                             
Helen Kirkpatrick    Non-Executive Director        4,391           0.01%     

This notification is made in accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1) (a) and (b).

Ends

Paul O'Brien Group Finance Director, UTV Media plc, Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7
1EB

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