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talkSPORT in demand

UTV announced have announced higher than expected trading for talkSPORT.

The national AM station has increased revenue by 19% over the four months from January to April this year.

UTV described the growth in their trading statement released today as "demonstrating the continued strong demand for the product."

Revenue for UTV's independent local radio stations did not fare as well, down by 3% across the group with no improvement expected through into the summer.

The statement also noted that the launch date for DAB station talkRADIO is likely to be delayed to allow for "completion of the transmission infrastructure."

Overall UTV's radio division increased revenues by 7% compared to the overall market, understood to have grown by 4% during this period.

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