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TV3 overhauls channels, replaces UTV Ireland

Irish broadcaster TV3 has overhauled its two existing channels and is launching a new net, be3 to replace UTV Ireland The broadcaster, which is owned by Liberty Global’s Virgin Media, said the rejig is part of a new three-channel strategy. Liberty Global subsidiary UPC Ireland, now Virgin Media, bought TV3 for €80 million (US$88.4 million) […]

RTÉ deputy chief exiting for Ofcom

The deputy director general of Irish pubcaster RTÉ, Kevin Bakhurst, is set to exit and join UK media regulator Ofcom. Bakhurst will become content group director at Ofcom, overseeing content and media policy at the watchdog. Bakhurst joined RTÉ is 2012 from the BBC, initially to become managing director of news and current affairs. He […]

RTÉ acquisitions chief takes interim MD post

RTÉ’s director of production and acquisitions, Dermot Horan, has become interim managing director of television at the Irish pubcaster after the exit of two senior executives. Former RTÉ Television MD Glen Killane recently moved to become MD of eir TV and eirSport, while RTE2 controller Bill Malone was yesterday named as the new director of […]

TV3 poaches RTÉ2 boss for programming role

Irish broadcaster TV3 Group has replaced Lynda McQuaid with Bill Malone, the controller of rival terrestrial RTÉ2. Malone becomes the Virgin Media Ireland-owned broadcaster’s director of programming four months after it emerged director of content McQuaid was leaving less than a year after replacing the Fox UK-bound Jeff Ford. He has been RTÉ2 chief and […]

RTÉ gets Connected

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has commissioned a local version of Israeli multiplatform Connected. RTÉ is coproducing the show with Animo Television & Kite Entertainment, having scored a deal with distributor Armoza Formats. It will go out on RTÉ Two. Connected first played on Hot TV in Israel and has also been made for MTV3 in Finland, […]