Cable firm may buy terrestrial digital broadcaster

British cable company NTL has offered to buy the money-losing ITV Digital (formerly ONdigital) from Carlton and Granada, the London Sunday Telegraph reported. According to the newspaper, NTL is proposing a stock swap under which Carlton and Granada would each emerge with a 10 percent stake in the enlarged NTL. At the same time, the two commercial broadcasters would also agree to inject about $425 million into ITV Digital before it is sold to continue to fund the company’s ongoing losses. However, a spokesman for Granada told Reuters late Sunday that no such negotiations with NTL were being held.