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TV3 (Ireland)

TV Channel information
Launched20 September 1998
Owned byTV3 Group
Picture format576i
PAL I standard (analogue)16:9 / from 2012/2013 HD 1080i on Saorview
Audience share12.8% (+) (31 December 2010)
Sister channels3e
Irish analogueNormally tuned to 3 but also: 8 historical openings of NI and IRL channels, or 7 depending on preference
SaorviewChannel 3
SCTV DigitalChannel 103
Sky IrelandChannel 103
Channel 181
UPC IrelandChannel 103
Magnet EntertainmentChannel 103

TV3 (Ireland)

Company nameThe TV3 Group
Company typePrivate/Limited
Founded20 September 1998
Founder(s)Ossie Kilkenny, Paul McGuinness, James Morris  and John Kelleher 
HeadquartersBallymount, Dublin
Area servedIreland and Northern Ireland
Rest of the world (via internet, satellite, digital and analogue services)
Key peopleDavid McRedmond, CEO
ProductsTelevision services
transmission e-publishing (teletext & web)
commercial telecoms services
Revenue-57.4 million (2009)
Owner(s)Doughty Hanson & Co
Employees200 (2010)

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TV3 is a free-to-air commercial television network in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Launched on 20 September 1998 it was Ireland's first commercial broadcaster. The channel is owned by TV3 Group a subsidiary of Doughty Hanson & Co.

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TV3 appoints Ogilvy & Mather as communications partner - Tweet this news“Our decision to partner with Ogilvy reflects our determination and commitment to making -TV3- the best and most-watched station in Ireland,” said Teresa ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 18:46:26 GMT+00:00
Minister hails digital switch-on - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association--The trial service will allow nine out of 10 viewers nationwide to tune into RTE One, RTE Two, -TV3-, TG4 and RTE News Now through the new technology. ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:50:46 GMT+00:00
TV3 trumps RTE for under 45s - JOE Tweet this news
JOE---TV3- is now the most watched channel in Ireland for under 45-year-olds, pushing RTE1 into second place and RTE2 into third. The station, which survives ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 15:55:17 GMT+00:00
Kratos visits TV3 - 3News NZ Tweet this news
3News NZ--To celebrate the launch of God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP, Kratos delivered pizza to the -TV3- building in Auckland. Spartan warrior Kratos is the ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 03:28:18 GMT+00:00
TV3 parent writes down goodwill value by €118.7m - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--THE PARENT company of Irish commercial broadcaster -TV3- wrote down the goodwill value of the business by €118.7 million last year, its latest accounts show. ... - Date : Sat, 06 Nov 2010 00:22:57 GMT+00:00
TV3 ratings down - Scene Queenstown Tweet this news
Scene Queenstown--Hard decisions are facing the puppet-masters at -TV3- following revelations that their flagship evening news bulletin is leaking ratings, not only losing ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 21:59:56 GMT+00:00
Cannings teaching hurling skills to Hollywood superstars - Galway News Tweet this news
Galway News--On the lawn outside the -TV3- studios, the Canning brothers gave the stars, who are currently promoting their box office-busting new film, Grown Ups, ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:01:36 GMT+00:00
Hammers About To Sign Young Kiwi International? - Vitalfootball Tweet this news
Vitalfootball---TV3- News in New Zealand are reporting that West Ham have agreed a deal with Danish club FC Midjylland for the services of young defender Winston Reid. ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 15:10:47 GMT+00:00
Westport's Darren to feature on TV3 - Mayo News Tweet this news
Mayo News--The son of popular taxi firm owners, Christy and Aileen Cawley, is one of the subjects of the poignant -TV3- documentary series on transplant recipients. ... - Date : Tue, 03 Aug 2010 11:39:46 GMT+00:00
Meet RTE's new afternoon team - Tweet this news former -TV3- news anchor, Claire joined the radio station in 2006 after a highly publicised wrangle with her former employers. The TV station was initially ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:13:15 GMT+00:00

Initial idea and setbacks :
Logo in 1989 at the IRTC announcement of a 3rd Channel

Participation TV : Brain Box
TV3 Network Ireland Ltd logo 1998 - 2006 TV3 Network Ireland Ltd logo 2006 - 2009 The TV3 Group's Current Logo 2009 present

TV3 programmes

ChannelsTV3 * 3e
EntertainmentXposé * Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home * [ Martin King's Commercial Breakdown] * Popcorn * Raising Children * The Dunphy Show * The Weakest Link
Sport[ Championship Live] * [ Championship Throw In] * eircom League Weekly * Sports Tonight * UEFA Cup Highlights
BreakfastIreland AM * The Morning Show with Sybil and Martin
CrimeDirty Money: The Story of the Criminal Assets Bureau * Ireland's Biggest Spenders
DramaSchool Run
RealityThe Box * The Apprentice * Total Xposure
TravelActivity Breaks * The Holiday Show

Television in Ireland

TerrestrialRTÉ One * RTÉ Two * TV3 * TG4 * BBC One * BBC Two * UTV * Channel 4 * Five (Northern Ireland Only)
Cable/Satellite3e * Setanta Ireland * ESPN
Local/CommunityDCTV * City Channel Dublin * City Channel Galway * Channel South * Cork Community TV * P5tv
WebTVRTÉ News Now,, MiTV
Video on Demand (VoD),,
Future/PlannedCity 7 * Irish Film Channel * Houses of the Oireachtas Channel * RTÉ One +1 * RTÉ Three * RTÉ HD * RTÉ International
DefunctBuzz TV * Smile TV * MiTV
Channels with Irish advertising

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