Sunday 22 September 2019

Here's where to watch your favourite TV programmes following the TV3 switch-up

Karen Koster and Ruth O'Neill on Xpose.
Karen Koster and Ruth O'Neill on Xpose.

Amy Mulvaney

Here's where to tune in to your favourite programmes following the TV3 switch up.

TV3 announced this morning that it is launching a new three channel group strategy, including TV3, 3e and UTV Ireland, which will be replaced in January as be3.

As part of the move, several channels will see their schedules changed.

While more details regarding scheduling plans will be released ahead of be3's launch on January 9th, here's what we know so far about where you will be tuning in for your favourite channels.

Be3 will be home to drama and chat shows, and will give viewers a second chance to watch their favourite soap operas after they air on TV3.

Midsomer Murders, Benidorm and Loose Women will also be aired on be3, as well as two half hour news bulletins every weekday evening.

Three-hour children's programming slot 3Kids will be moved to be3.

TV3 will be the flagship channel of the group, with Red Rock, Gogglebox Ireland, Celebrity Masterchef, The Restaurant, Coronation Street and Emmerdale among its programmes.

Tuesday night UEFA Champions' League matches will be shown on TV3, as well as current affairs programmes Pat Kenny Tonight and Tonight with Vincent Brown.

Upon the launch, 3e will be the exclusive home to Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother and spin-off shows the Xtra Factor, Get Me Out of Here Now and Britain’s Got More Talent. It will also be the home of UFC.

The Graham Norton Show and The Jonathan Ross show will be shown on 3e.

It has not yet been revealed whether the 6 O'Clock Show and Xpose will change channel or time slot. Coronation Street and Emmerdale returned to TV3 at the start of the month, with the Seven O’Clock Show becoming the Six O’Clock Show and Xposé moving to a later time slot of 8pm.

UTV Ireland original programming such as entertainment show The Pulse, is "currently under review" and the group will "reveal more regarding scheduling plans in due course," a spokesperson told Independent.ie.

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