TV3’s Director of Programming Ben Frow announces he is to leave the station after 5 years
BEN Frow, TV3’s hugely influential director of programming, has announced he is to leave the station after 5 years at the helm.
Mr Frow, who previously worked at Channel 4 and Channel 5, has been responsible for launching some of the stations biggest hits – including The Apprentice, Tallafornia and Come dine with me Ireland.
He created TV3’s Independent Production Unit and oversaw the re-branding of Channel 6 into 3e after the rival station was acquired in 2008.
Speaking on his decision to leave the station, Frow said today: “The last five years have been exciting, demanding, challenging and, often frustrating. But they have also been some of the most rewarding and enjoyable of my career - thanks to the skill of wonderful people across TV3.
“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have contributed to the growth and success of the TV3 group during my time as Director of Programming and it will always hold a very special place in my heart”, he continued.
TV3’s CEO, David McRedmond, said: “I am extremely sad that Ben is leaving TV3, he has all of mine and my colleagues’ gratitude and he leaves with our very best wishes.”
Under Frow’s guidance the station has substantially grown its audience share and increased its investment in Irish produced programming.