Tallaght-based broadcaster TV3 revealed its Autumn/Winter programming today. The event was held in the Aviva Stadium to celebrate the biggest TV event on TV3 this year – The Rugby World Cup (RWC).
With just two weeks to go until the launch of RWC 2015, The Aviva Stadium was an apt location for the station whose panel of rugby experts for the event include Peter Stringer, Keith Wood, former Leinster and Ireland flanker Shane Jennings and the newly unveiled Malcolm O’Kelly.
TV3 Group Director of Content Lynda McQuaid said: “Autumn 2015 is a very exciting time to be the Director of Content at TV3, the home of all 48 games of the Rugby World Cup, it is hard to remember such a hotly anticipated sporting occasion as this. We will continue to build the newest schedule on television filled with programming that has real depth and we will never fail to surprise when it comes to acquisitions.”
TV3 revealed its schedule for home-produced shows which accounts for 55% of its content as well as its live content, with over 45 hours a week being broadcast live from its studios following the launch of Saturday AM and Sunday AM.
Popular acquisitions like X Factor, Celebrity Big Brother, Downton Abbey, Britain’s Got Talent and Broadchurch are key and now all exclusive to the channel, while Channel 4’s ground-breaking series The Undateables will also debut on TV3 this autumn.
TV3 is also continuing its focus on home-produced, engaging and relevant programmes and documentaries. This includes shows like the brand new heart-warming Ireland’s Animal Rescue, Doctor In The House, Adoption Stories, Geriatric Mums, Thelma’s Communion Girls, Ireland’s Problem Pets, Conor Pope’s Dodgy Dealers and A Rough Guide to the Future, as well as a new documentary strand called Disclosure, The Joy, Donal MacIntyre Assassins: Paid to Kill and lots more.