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Tuesday 27 January, 2009

UTV Media PLC

Holding(s) in Company


TR-1[i]: notification of major interests in shares

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

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          Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c and subsidiaries
notification obligation[iii]:

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

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which
the threshold is crossed or reached if
different)[v]:

6. Date on which issuer notified:

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

8. Notified details:                             See below
 
A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type    Situation previous             Resulting situation after
of shares     to the Triggering           the triggering transaction[vii]
if possible    transaction [vi]
using
the ISIN
CODE
             Number      Number    Number         Number of         % of voting
             of Shares of Voting  of shares   voting rights ix        rights
                         Rights
                          viii
                                   Direct   Direct x  Indirect xi Direct Indirect

Ordinary     5,098,967 5,098,967  4,502,519 4,502,519             4.69%
shares of
GBP 5p each
Sedols:
B244WQ1
B28LTZ6
B2RKHC7
 
Ordinary
shares of
EUR 3.39c
each
Sedol:
B28J563
 
Ordinary
shares of
GBP 0.05
(Nil PD)
B2RKH50
B39V1F6


B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction xii

Type of         Expiration  Exercise/          Number of voting    % of voting
financial       date xiii   Conversion Period/ rights that may be  rights
instrument                  Date xiv           acquired if the
                                               instrument is
                                               exercised/
                                               converted.
 
Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights       % of voting rights

4,502,519                     4.69%


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable xv:
List of registered holders is attached. 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              N/A
cease to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold          N/A
voting rights:

13. Additional information:

14. Contact name:             David O'Callaghan, Assistant Secretary,
 
                              Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
 
                              Bankcentre
 
                              Ballsbridge
 
                              Dublin 4
 
                              Ireland

15. Contact telephone number: +353 1 6414672


Annex

Notification Of Major Interests In Shares xvi

A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation

Full name (including legal form for legal    Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
entities)

Contact address (registered office for legal Office of the Secretary
entities)

                                             Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
 
                                             Bankcentre
 
                                             Ballsbridge
 
                                             Dublin 4

Phone number                                 +353 1 6600311
Other useful information (at least legal
representative for legal persons)

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable xvii

Full name                                    David O'Callaghan

Contact address                              Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
 
                                             Bankcentre
 
                                             Ballsbridge
 
                                             Dublin 4
 
                                             Ireland

Phone number                                 +353 1 6414672

Other useful information (e.g. functional    Assistant Secretary,
relationship with the person or legal entity Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
subject to the notification obligation)


C: Additional information
 
Notes

---------------------------------

[i] This form is to be sent to the issuer or underlying issuer and to be filed
with the competent authority.

[ii] Either the full name of the legal entity or another method for
identifying the issuer or underlying issuer, provided it is reliable and
accurate.

[iii] This should be the full name of (a) the shareholder; (b) the person
acquiring, disposing of or exercising voting rights in the cases provided for
in DTR5.2.1 (b) to (h); (c) all the parties to the agreement referred to in
DTR5.2.1 (a), or (d) the direct or indirect holder of financial instruments
entitled to acquire shares already issued to which voting rights are attached,
as appropriate.

In relation to the transactions referred to in points DTR5.2.1 (b) to (h), the
following list is provided as indication of the persons who should be
mentioned:

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (b), the person that acquires the
voting rights and is entitled to exercise them under the agreement and the
natural person or legal entity who is transferring temporarily for
consideration the voting rights;

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR 5.2.1 (c), the person holding the
collateral, provided the person or entity controls the voting rights and
declares its intention of exercising them, and person lodging the collateral
under these conditions;

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1(d), the person who has a life
interest in shares if that person is entitled to exercise the voting rights
attached to the shares and the person who is disposing of the voting rights
when the life interest is created;

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (e), the parent undertaking and,
provided it has a notification duty at an individual level under DTR 5.1,
under DTR5.2.1 (a) to (d) or under a combination of any of those situations,
the controlled undertaking;

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (f), the deposit taker of the
shares, if he can exercise the voting rights attached to the shares deposited
with him at his discretion, and the depositor of the shares allowing the
deposit taker to exercise the voting rights at his discretion;

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (g), the person that controls the
voting rights;

- in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (h), the proxy holder, if he can
exercise the voting rights at his discretion, and the shareholder who has
given his proxy to the proxy holder allowing the latter to exercise the voting
rights at his discretion.

[iv] Applicable in the cases provided for in DTR 5.2.1 (b) to (h). This should
be the full name of the shareholder or holder of financial instruments who is
the counterparty to the natural person or legal entity referred to in DTR5.2.

[v] The date of the transaction should normally be, in the case of an on
exchange transaction, the date on which the matching of orders occurs; in the
case of an off exchange transaction, date of the entering into an agreement.

The date on which threshold is crossed should normally be the date on which
the acquisition, disposal or possibility to exercise voting rights takes
effect (see DTR 5.1.1R (3)). For passive crossings, the date when the
corporate event took effect.

These dates will usually be the same unless the transaction is subject to a
condition beyond the control of the parties.

[vi] Please refer to the situation disclosed in the previous notification, In
case the situation previous to the triggering transaction was below 3%, please
state `below 3%'.

vii If the holding has fallen below the minimum threshold , the notifying
party should not be obliged to disclose the extent of the holding, only that
the new holding is less than 3%.

For the case provided for in DTR5.2.1(a), there should be no disclosure of
individual holdings per party to the agreement unless a party individually
crosses or reaches an Article 9 threshold. This applies upon entering into,
introducing changes to or terminating an agreement.

viii Direct and indirect

ix In case of combined holdings of shares with voting rights attached `direct
holding' and voting rights `indirect holdings', please split the voting rights
number and percentage into the direct and indirect columns-if there is no
combined holdings, please leave the relevant box blank.

X Voting rights attached to shares in respect of which the notifying party is
a direct shareholder (DTR 5.1)

xi Voting rights held by the notifying party as an indirect shareholder (DTR
5.2.1)

xii If the holding has fallen below the minimum threshold, the notifying party
should not be obliged to disclose the extent of the holding, only that the new
holding is below 3%.

xiii date of maturity / expiration of the finical instrument i.e. the date
when the right to acquire shares ends.

xiv If the financial instrument has such a period-please specify the period-
for example once every three months starting from the [date]

xv The notification should include the name(s) of the controlled undertakings
through which the voting rights are held. The notification should also include
the amount of voting rights and the percentage held by each controlled
undertaking, insofar as individually the controlled undertaking holds 3% or
more, and insofar as the notification by the parent undertaking is intended to
cover the notification obligations of the controlled undertaking.

xvi This annex is only to be filed with the competent authority.

xvii Whenever another person makes the notification on behalf of the
shareholder or the natural person/legal entity referred to in DTR5.2 and
DTR5.3.