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TV3 hopes to make a killing from Assassins

Advertisers may be interested in new a six-part crime documentary series called Assassins which starts next week on TV3. Murders and gangland hits have transformed Dublin into one of the world’s contract-killing capitals. Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre, pictured, and Prof David Wilson will take viewers on “a shadowy journey” into these hitmen’s minds. Three years […]

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Tom Fishbourne to talk at TV3 agency briefing

Advertisers and agencies will attend the first in a series of breakfast briefings hosted by TV3 sales house Virgin Media Solutions in Fire restaurant in the Mansion House tomorrow. A panel of three expert speakers will address guests on the theme ‘The Power of Television as a Storytelling Medium’, including critically-acclaimed ‘Marketoonist’ Tom Fishbourne. The event […]

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TV3’s new HD studio is officially opened

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has officially opened a state-of-the-art studio at TV3 headquarters. Originally built in 1998, studio one at the TV3 TV centre in Ballymount has been refurbished with high definition (HD) technology and new transmission equipment, including cameras, vision and audio desks and graphics suites. The studio’s modernisation is part of […]

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Another Super Bowl has come and gone…

So, another Super Bowl has come and gone, and Tom Brady has his fifth ring to add to his collection, Graham Curtis reports. As with each year, a huge draw of the Super Bowl for people in the US is the ads that play during the coverage of the game. For advertisers, the Super Bowl is the […]

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Molloy presents TV3’s rugby show

Former Leinster and Ireland rugby international Gordon D’Arcy and comedian Gary Cooke of Apres Match fame will help kick off Joe Molloy’s new rugby entertainment show on TV3 tomorrow night. Called Clubhouse, the show takes a lighthearted look at the week’s big rugby stories, which last weekend centred around the start to the Six Nations tournament. Clubhouse will […]

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Sky settles price dispute with Eurosport owner

The carriage row between Sky and Discovery Communications, which threatened a blackout of Eurosport and other channels from Sky’s platform, has been resolved. A statement from Stephen van Rooyen, Sky’s chief executive for the UK and Ireland, said a new deal was concluded on “the right terms” after Discovery accepted BSkyB’s proposal. During coverage of […]

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TAM claims TV viewing up 11 minutes a day

TV has seen an increase in viewing of 11 minutes per day compared to a decade ago. Official TAM Ireland/Nielsen figures on TV viewing for 2016 shows that most Irish adults watched for three hours and 21 mins a day. The average daily time viewing figures are based on an average of all adults in a TV […]

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TV3 rebrands UTV Ireland as Be3

TV3 has launched its new-look three channel group strategy. While TV3 and 3e will receive new brand identities, a third channel, ‘Be3’, will launch in January in place of UTV Ireland. TV3 will be the flagship channel, focusing on Irish content and acquired shows, including Red Rock, Gogglebox Ireland, Celebrity Masterchef and The Restaurant. Coronation Street and Emmerdale join Broadchurch and Tuesday night Uefa Champions League matches. TV3’s current affairs coverage […]

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Corrie and Emmerdale set to return to TV3

Two of Ireland’s most watched TV soaps, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are to return to TV3 from the start of December. The move follows Virgin Media’s announcement this week that it had received regulatory and competition approval to acquire UTV Ireland. Upon final closing of this deal, the TV3 group will operate as a three-channel business. As […]

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TV3 plans second series of Gogglebox

TV3 has commissioned a second series of the TV watchers favourite watchers show. Gogglebox Ireland has been on screens just shy of nine weeks and already the series has been a major talking point with the Tully Twins from Cavan, Tracie and Anita from The Liberties, The Gruffertys from Kildare and The Ryans from Limerick […]

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Virgin gets green light on UTV Ireland

Virgin Media has received regulatory and competition approval to acquire UTV Ireland for €10 million. The news follows Virgin’s purchase of TV3 last year. Pat Kiely (above), managing director, TV3, said the approval was good news for viewers and will support efforts to compete head-on with local and overseas competition, which would include RTE and […]

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UTV Ireland’s Celebrity audience up 17 per cent

The opening episode of I’m A Celebrity, which aired on UTV Ireland last night at 9pm, saw an average of 436,900 viewers tune in to the jungle antics, an increase of 17 per cent on last year’s launch show. The programme reached 688,600 viewers in total and was the second highest rating programme on UTV […]

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TAM unveils tool for measuring across devices

Television Audience Measurement (TAM) Ireland launched a plan for monitoring viewing across all devices – TV, laptop/PC, tablet and smartphone at a conference for advertisers and agencies in the Aviva Stadium. TAM will deliver the Video Integration Strategy for a Total Audience – or Vista for short – across four stages, TAM chief executive Jill […]

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