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UTV Ireland, now under the ownership of Virgin, is facing a full rebrand. Photograph: Eric Luke

What will Virgin Media do with UTV Ireland? The TV3 owner and broadband company has bought the channel from its temporary owners ITV and, as part of t(...)

Virgin Media said the agreement with ITV, which bought the two UTV channels last autumn, will also see it take over a 10-year deal for ITV-produced programmes including soap operas Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

Virgin Media has bought UTV Ireland from ITV plc for €10 million in a deal that unites UTV Ireland with TV3 under the same ownership. Virgin Media (...)

‘Big Brother’ presenter Emma Willis and ‘Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’ host  Rylan Clark-Neal

TV3 has won the Irish broadcast rights to Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother in a three-year exclusive agreement with Endemol Shine Group. The d(...)

Rachel Reid (played by Ann Skelly) is confronted by her father Liam (Anthony Brophy) in a forthcoming episode of ‘Red Rock’

BBC One is expected to show double episodes of Red Rock in a daily lunchtime slot this summer following its acquisition of the TV3 soap. The BBC boug(...)

 TV3’s Pat Kiely (right) is pictured with Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary at the filming of an ad for the airline in its Ballymount studios in 2014. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Pat Kiely, TV3’s long-serving commercial director, has been appointed managing director of the broadcaster by its new owners Virgin Media Ireland. Mr(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)

 At an Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina match in the Aviva Stadium: next year is set to be expensive for RTÉ, with Euro 2016, the Olympics,  GAA coverage and  the Six Nations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

RTÉ is understood to be considering sublicensing various 2016 sports rights to other broadcasters, including TV3, to balance its books next yea(...)

New Zealand’s Kieran Read and Australia’s David Pocock during the Rugby World Cup final. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

If Ireland’s exit to Argentina at the quarter final stage of this year’s Rugby World Cup brought a few tears to the eyes of the average punter, you ca(...)

Matt Cooper, left, with panelists, from left, Keith Wood, Matt Williams and Hugo MacNeill on TV3’s Rugby World Cup set in Ballymount, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

The Irish rugby team is officially more popular than The X Factor. Ireland’s Rugby World Cup game against Italy on Sunday was the most-watched program(...)

TV3 rugby panelist and former Ireland captain Keith Wood. The station has secured the rights to the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

It seems a little early for autumn launches but yesterday TV3 set out its stall to advertisers. “We’re borrowing from the American model of ‘upfronts(...)

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