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Type of site
Owner ITV plc
Created by UTV
Website u.tv
Alexa rank Decrease 86,211 (October 2014)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration No

1 June 2000

Closed = 6 June 2016
Current status Closed

The URL u.tv was the address of the main website of UTV, the Northern Irish ITV franchise holder. The website offers News, Sport and Entertainment news and is also home to the companies ISP services. As result of the takeover of UTV by ITV plc, The u.tv website closed in June 2016, and all of the latest news and weather and programme catch up from UTV moved into itv.com.

UTV Internet[edit]

Main article: UTV Internet

UTV Internet was an internet service provider owned by UTV Media plc, through which they provided broadband and dial-up internet packages. UTV operated this service in both Northern Ireland, and the Republic. Although they did not target internet subscribers outside the island of Ireland, the dial-up service was also available in Great Britain. The service was sold in 2014 to Rainbow Communications.[2]

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  1. ^ "U.tv Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Rainbow Communications Gobbles N.Ireland ISP UTV Connect". ISPreview.co.uk. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 

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