Revenue is up at The Pulse and Signal 1 owner UTV Media, thanks to its local radio stations.
The group has seen growth of 11% in Radio GB and 4% in local currency in Radio Ireland. Radio makes up 43% of overall revenue at the Irish company.
John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc, said: “The Group has posted a resilient performance for the first half of 2012, growing both revenues and pre-tax profits in a choppy market. It has also seen the business undergo some exciting operational developments, including a new Network Affiliate Agreement with ITV; talkSport securing innovative broadcasting agreements with both the Barclays Premier League and the Football Association; and the acquisition of Simply Zesty, Ireland’s leading social media agency.
“The emphasis on adding value right across UTV’s media assets, coupled with disciplined balance sheet improvement, provides a strong platform for future growth.”