BBC Worldwide, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has begun talking to groups including Cinven, Providence Equity Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) regarding a bid for Virgin Media Television.
Virgin Media Television’s parent company,
Virgin Media Television owns a 50% stake in UKTV, the digital television channel in which the BBC owns the other half.
BBC Worldwide is understood to have hired investment bank
The channels show programmes such as Planet Earth, Casualty, and Spooks.