Scripps Networks Interactive has asked the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for permission to acquire a majority stake in the national commercial broadcaster TVN.

According to Wirtualne Media, the application was lodged last week and the Office has 30 days to respond.

As previously reported in Broadband TV News, it was announced last month that Scripps is to acquire a stake of 52.7% in TVN from Canal+ and IT Group for €584 million in cash.

It will also assume the debt of Polish Television Holding, the majority shareholder in TVN, and TVN itself, of €300 million and €540 million respectively.