Virgin Media appoints Pat Kiely as new TV3 boss
TV3 owner Virgin Media has appointed the station’s commercial director Pat Kiely as its new managing director.
Mr Kiely has over 20 years experience in the Irish advertising and media business and he will replace David McRedmond.
In 2007, he was appointed Commercial Director of TV3 - he joined the station in 1998 and was part of the launch management team as director of sales.
Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway said Mr Kiely is “a very experienced leader in television with a wealth of commercial experience.
He added: “I am convinced that under Pat’s dynamic leadership TV3 is well positioned for continued growth and development.”
Mr Kiely said: “Having been part of the TV3 story since launch, I am both thrilled and honoured to take on this role. TV3 is without doubt one of the biggest success stories in recent Irish media and I look forward to building on this.
“I am particularly excited to take up this position as we enter a new era for the business under our new owners Virgin Media and as part of the Liberty Global family.
“TV3 is an incredible business with a fantastic team. I look forward to leading this team to even greater success in the future.”
Virgin Media’s parent group, Liberty Global, closed the deal to acquire TV3 in December.
Mr Kiely’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.