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TV3 Relaunch with Spring Launch

TV3 is to undergo another relaunch in mid-2018 according to their CEO at the launch of their 2018 Spring schedule. TV3 will re-launch in mid-2018 as Virgin Media Television, however no decisions have been made on the naming of the individual channels, TV3, 3e and be3. The name change announcement was made with the launch of TV3's spring schedule, which sees them take on Six Nations Rugby, Ireland's Got Talent and the return of Red Rock.

TV3 are set to launch one of their biggest quarters of the year. January see the return of what might be the end of Red Rock as it starts its last run on the channel as the final 25 episodes are broadcast.

Red Rock's Keith Kiely gets sucked in deeper into the criminal world. Patricia Hennessy finds herself embroiled with a powerful man with a very dark secret. The unearthing of a missing woman causes ripples that run right through the station causing secrets, lies and compromises leading to a thrilling climax. Red Rock will be joined in the Spring with host of new Drama from TV3.

The critical acclaimed Smalltown returns for a second series. The Bailout examines the night of the Irish bailout of the banking system. While two Irish features take centre stage with the Critically acclaimed A Date for Mad Mary and My Name is Emily.

The Tonight Show will gain an extra night every Monday with more political analysis and the return of The Pat Kenny Show every Wednesday Night. Vincent Browne returns to the channel for his anticipated documentary on Gerry Adams, while David McWilliam's returns with Back to the Future as he looks at Ireland future boom and bust.

Six nations moves from RTÉ to TV3 with Ireland going up against France on Feburary 3rd, followed by Ireland's Got Talent.

Other shows include Clubhouse, UEFA Champions League, Live Racing from England, Heartbreak Hotel, True Lives and ITV's Next of Kin.

Director of Programming, Bill Malone, said: “2017 was a year of records and firsts for TV3 Group as we delivered our best ever share of viewing. Now we aim to build on this great momentum with our most ambitious Spring schedule. 2018 promises to be a landmark year of big events and quality Irish content on TV3. They don’t come much bigger than rugby’s greatest championship, the NatWest 6 Nations and the world’s biggest entertainment format, Ireland’s Got Talent. It will also be a year which will see us distribute our content in new and exciting ways as part of Ireland’s No. 1 connected entertainment business, Virgin Media.”