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Thursday 03 January, 2008

UTV Media PLC

Holding(s) in Company

UTV Media PLC
03 January 2008


TR-1:               Notification of major interests in shares

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing               UTV Media plc
shares to which voting rights are attached:

2. Reason for the notification     (please tick the appropriate box or boxes)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                       X
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of
shares already issued to which voting rights are attached
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify):___________________________________________

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification                 Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c and
obligation:                                                                    subsidiaries

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):               See attached list of Registered
                                                                               shareholders

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is         Tuesday, 18th December 2007
crossed or reached if different):

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                      Thursday, 20th December 2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                     7%

8. Notified details:                                             See below




A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of     Situation previous to   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares            the Triggering
                  transaction
 if possible      Number of   Number of   Number of    Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
using the ISIN    Shares      Voting      shares
CODE                          Rights      Direct       Direct       Indirect     Direct      Indirect
Ordinary shares   3,797,709   3,797,709   4,371,927    4,371,927         nil     7.98%            nil
of GBP 0.05p each

Sedols:

B244WQ1

B28J563

B28L TZ6


B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial    Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion      Number of voting rights    % of voting
instrument           xiii            Period/ Date              that may be acquired if    rights
                                                               the instrument is
                                                               exercised/ converted.



Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights
4,371,927                                          7.98%


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:
All registered holders are under the direct control of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. and its subsidiaries


Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                      N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:       N/A
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:   N/A


13. Additional information:
14. Contact name:                            Tanya Barry, Assistant Secretary,

                                             Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

                                             Bankcentre

                                             Ballsbridge

                                             Dublin 4

                                             Ireland
15. Contact telephone number:                00353 1 6412348




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