“The only way you achieve growth in broadcasting is by investing in content,” says TV3 chief executive David McRedmond. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Doughty Hanson bought TV3 in 2006, nobody ever expected that in 2015 it would still be its owner. This was a private equity play. The idea was t(...)

Red Rock on TV3. The broadcaster has faced tougher competition for Irish viewers since the launch of UTV Ireland.

TV3 Group has declined to comment on reports private equity company the Carlyle Group is among the parties interested in acquiring it from its curren(...)

TV3’s chief executive David McRedmond declined to comment to The Irish Times on Doughty Hanson’s decision to cease fundraising for a new fund

TV3’s private equity owner Doughty Hanson has scrapped plans for a sixth investment fund and will instead concentrate on “maximising the considerable(...)

The makers of the new TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’, from left, John Yorke, Andrew Lowe, Peter McKenna and Ed Guiney, pictured at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, for the launch of the new TV3 2015 schedule. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

TV3’s new soap opera will be set in a “police precinct” in a fictional Dublin harbour town and has the working title Red Rock, the broadcaster said(...)

“The sale of TV3’s debt to Doughty Hanson ends an uncertain period for the company,” said David McRedmond, TV3 chief executive. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

TV3 can look forward to “a successful future” following the sale of its corporate debt to its owner, private equity firm Doughty Hanson, the broadc(...)

UTV Media group chief executive, John McCann: Content more important than big-name presenters

UTV Media has begun recruiting for its new television channel in the Republic, with the company seeking a head of channel and a head of sales operatio(...)

The TV3 studios at Ballymount, Dublin. According to latest accounts, the broadcaster increased its operating profit by 52 per cent to €1.37 million Photograph: Eric Luke

The company that operates the independent commercial television channels TV3 and 3e was pushed into the red again last year by hefty interest charg(...)