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 Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway: “There’s no reason why TV3 should accept second place to RTÉ indefinitely. That would setting our ambitions very low.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past month has marked two significant milestones for Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. The Dubliner turned 50 in October, around t(...)

The Virgin Media brand was introduced to Ireland in 2015 by Liberty Global, its American owner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish broadcaster TV3 could be rebranded using the name of its parent company Virgin Media under a plan being considered by the cable TV and telecoms (...)

Virgin Media Ireland has posted increases in subscriber numbers across all categories in the third quarter. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Virgin Media Ireland posted an increase in its television customers in the third quarter, breaking a pattern of decline over recent years. The company(...)

RTÉ’s mast in Donnybrook. The broadcaster believes it should be allowed to charge pay-TV operators for its channels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sky will drop RTÉ from its platform if the Government does not continue to oblige the public service broadcaster to offer its channels to pay-TV compa(...)

Pat Kiely: “If this market doesn’t encourage and promote competition, and if the Government feels that supporting a dominant player is the way broadcasting flaws in Ireland will be sorted, then we have a problem.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Pat Kiely, TV3 Group’s managing director, has a printout of an RTÉ press release beside him. “It really wound me up,” he admits. “We read recently th(...)

Virgin had 296,500 television subscribers in the second quarter, down 1,400 on the first quarter.

Virgin Media Ireland reported a 2 per cent rise in revenue in the second quarter despite a decline in the number of television subscribers it has. Th(...)

Virgin Media Ireland’s ‘Elvis’ preaches the merits of flexible contracts in a Las Vegas wedding chapel in an image from its new advertising campaign. Photograph: David Sexton

Virgin Media Ireland will woo students and other contract-averse customers with a new slimline television service called Freedom TV that requires only(...)

Digital advertising boasts a no waste, data-driven measurability and pinpoint targeted delivery. Photograph: Istock

Watch the ad breaks during Scandal or Grey’s Anatomy for a primer on how TV advertising is bought. Cat food, sanitary protection and diet yoghurts fea(...)

John Malone: the man Al Gore once called “Darth Vader”. Photograph: Getty

A statue of an eagle, wings spread as if in flight, greets visitors to Liberty Media’s headquarters at the edge of a business park in the Denver subur(...)

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway: “What we will not wish to do . . . is pay for access to RTÉ’s content.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Virgin Media Ireland has insisted it will not pay for access to RTÉ channels and that RTÉ benefits commercially from occupying the top channel positi(...)

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