Wednesday 18 October 2017

TV3 director of content Jeff Ford leaving group for Fox International Channels UK

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: TV3 boss Jeff Ford told Niamh Horan that he and his wife were looking at their move to Ireland as an adventure.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE: TV3 boss Jeff Ford told Niamh Horan that he and his wife were looking at their move to Ireland as an adventure.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Jeff Ford, Director of Content at TV3, will be leaving the group in April 2015 to take up a position as General Manager of Fox International Channels UK.

A statement released by TV3 said Ford has decided to return home to the UK due to family commitments and his new position will be based near his London home.

Ford, who was instrumental in creating and launching TV3's soap Red Rock, said: “It is with great sadness that I leave TV3. It’s been a wonderful period and now is such an exciting time for the Group with so many impressive plans in the schedule for 2015 and beyond.

"I always intended to leave by the end of 2015, but the arrival of my first grandchild in January brought forward these plans to return to the UK.

Jeff Forde with some of the on-screen staff at TV3
Jeff Forde with some of the on-screen staff at TV3

"I have met some wonderful colleagues who have become great friends during my time in Ireland and TV3 will continue to have my support into the future. I wish the company every success.” 

Ford was appointed Director of Content in January 2013 and prior to that he was Director of Programming at Channel 5.  He has also previously held roles as Director of Acquisitions at Channel 4 and Controller of Acquisitions at ITV.

He began his career as a film editor in the BBC where he worked for ten years.

TV3 Group CEO, David McRedmond said: “Although very sorry to see Jeff leave, I wish him and his wife Tracy a very happy return to the UK, and thank Jeff for his massive contribution to TV3 and for his personal warmth and friendship.

“We are advanced in finding Jeff's replacement and hope to confirm an appointment by March.”

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