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TV3 (Ireland)

TV Channel information
NameTV3
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)
CountryIreland
Sister channels3e
Availability
Terrestrial
Irish analogueNormally tuned to 3 but also: 8 historical openings of NI and IRL channels, or 7 depending on preference
SaorviewChannel 3
Satellite
SCTV DigitalChannel 103
Sky IrelandChannel 103
Channel 181
Cable
UPC IrelandChannel 103
IPTV
Magnet EntertainmentChannel 103

TV3 (Ireland)

Company nameThe TV3 Group
Company typePrivate/Limited
IndustryBroadcasting
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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