TV3 is a Euro Republics commercial television channel, launched on 15 April, 1989 at 8:00 p.m.

TV3 is the Euro Republics’ biggest commercial broadcaster in the country, and is also the most watched channel, having surpassed ETV 1 in 2012.

TV3 is a general entertainment channel owned by EuroMedia, with a significant news and current affairs element under the banner of Three Eyewitness News.

About 55% of TV3's programming is local, most of which airs at daytime and later at night, with British and American shows taking up most of the evening schedule.

TV3 used in-vision continuity from 1989-2002, and was reintroduced full-time in 2011, It was still being used however on Friday and Saturday nights between 2002 and 2011.

History

TV3 launched in 1989 broadcasting an English simulcast of what was broadcasting on the Scandinavian version, although by 1990 it was broadcasting it's own lineup.

In 2001, a HD version of the channel launched.

At first, TV3 only broadcast few HD programmes, with the 2001-02 UEFA Champions League on TV3. In 2005, TV3 began airing all of their Euro Republican programming in HD, along with their sister channels launching in HD. 95% of their schedule was in HD by 2012.

In 2020, TV3 introduced local news, for the first time since ETV dropped the practise in 2007.

On 18th December, 2020, the channel was rebranded as part of a new schedule to introduce a more formal lineup, which co-incited with the re-launch of Sunday night news & current affairs show Hartman after a 15-year absence, and the re-formatting of Three Eyewitness News with a more high-brow and news-focused agenda, while the less serious entertainment & sport features were spun-off into a supplementary show on it's sister channel Fox, called Fox Headline News, airing in the same time slot.

Programming

Current programming

News

  • Three Eyewitness News
    • Three Eyewitness News (7:05pm) (1989-present)
    • Nightline (midnight) (1991-present)
  • Sunrise (1990-present)
    • Early Sunrise (1997-present)
    • Sunrise Extra (2006-present)
  • Fox Headline News (2020-present)
  • ITV World News (1989-present)
  • ITV Newsdesk (1989-present)
  • ITV News At Ten (1989-present; during UK elections)
  • BBC News (1989-present)
  • Sky News (1989-present)
  • Fox News (1998-present)
  • CNN (1989-present)
  • MSNBC (1996-present)

Movies

Rights
  • WarnerMedia/HBO
  • The Walt Disney Company
    • 20th Century Studios
    • Marvel Comics
    • Pixar
    • Lucasfilm
  • NBCUniversal
  • MGM Holdings
  • Entertainment One
  • Most independent producers
  • A24
  • Gaumont
  • Amblin Partners
Movie blocks
  • Friday Night Movie (1989-present) (typically family, comedy or sci-fi film)
  • Saturday Afternoon Movie (1989-present) (typically "modern classics" movies from the 1980's to the 2000's)
  • Sunday Night Movie (1989-present) (typically sci-fi, horror, thriller or action film)

Entertainment and reality

Comedy

  • The Simpsons (1990-present)
  • Family Guy (1999; 2018-present)
  • American Dad! (2005-present)
  • Hayden Harris’ TV Burp (2003-present)
  • Schweetzman (1994-2005; 2020-present) (also aired on FOX, Spark & Premiere)
  • North Springs (1996-present)
  • Mintered (1996-1999; 2005-present)
  • Mr. Bean (1990-present)
  • South Park (1998-present)
  • Spitting Image (2020-present)
  • Friends (1995-present)
  • Seinfeld (1990-present)

Game show

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (1999-present)
  • Supermarket Sweep (2020-present)
  • Family Fortunes ER (1992-present)
  • Blockbusters ER (1989-2001; 2005-2009; 2020-present)
  • Catchphrase (1990-present)
  • A or B? (2001-present)
  • The Weakest Link (2003-present)

Arts

  • ArtsClub (2020-present; moved from Spark)

Drama

  • Line Of Duty (2012-present)
  • Bodyguard (2018-present)

Soap opera

  • Coronation Street (UK) (1989-present; previously on ETV1)
  • Neighbours (AU) (1994-1995; 2003-present; previously on ETV2)
  • Hollyoaks (UK) (1996-present)
  • General Hospital (US) (1991-present)
  • The Young & The Restless (US) (1991-present)

Programming blocks

Former programming

Entertainment and reality

  • The Masked Singer Euro Republics (2019)
  • Challenge The ER (1995-2020)
  • Don't Forget Your Toothbrush (1994-2001)
  • Love Island Euro Republics (2019-2020)
  • Jack & Suzy's Friday Night Takeaway (2003-2010)

Comedy

  • Some Guys (2016-2021)

Soap opera

  • Emmerdale (1989-2020; moved from and back to ETV1)
  • Chances (1992-1994)
  • Brookside (1989-2003)
  • Barcroft (1989-2020)

Children’s

  • The Disney Club (1990-2000)

FOX Kids Saturday Night

  • Animaniacs (1993-1997)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1993-1997)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1997)
  • The Simpsons (1993-1997)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1997)

Programming blocks

  • The Fix (1989-2011)

International availability

  • In El Kadsre, TV3 is available on Punto+ channel 505.
  • In the UK & Ireland, TV3 and other EuroMedia FTA channels can be manually tuned on BSB.



VTE EuroMedia
Part of Viasat Euro Republics, TVVC and RKO Entertainment

Movie production studios
Picturehouse Productions | TV3 Films | Spark Cinema | ITV Films | Picturehouse Behind


Euro Republican broadcast networks
Three | Fox | Sat5 | Channel 6 | TV8 | TV10


Spark Networks
Spark | Spark 2 | Spark Animation | Spark 3 | Spark Freemont


Entertainment and Culture Networks
CN ER | Boomerang | NBC | TNT | TBS | TCM! | Bravo | G4 | Syfy | Disney Junior | TCM!


Living TV Group
Channel One | C1 Comedy | LivingTV | Living Xtra | Bravo | Bravo 2 | Bravo Timewarp | Challenge | Challenge Play


ET1
ET1 TV | ET1 Telecom | My ET1


BSB
Galaxy | Galaxy Xtra | The Movie Channel | The Movie Channel 2 | The Movie Channel Classics | The Movie Channel Kids & Family | The Sports Channel | The Sports Channel 2 | The Sports Channel Gold | Now | Now Headline News | Now Business | Now Weather | Now Showbiz | Now Money | Galaxy Club | Global | AnimeNation | Logo

Other: Hulu UK1 (20%)


International operations:

VTE RTL Group
Germany: RTL Television (HD) | RTL II (HD) | RTL Nitro (HD) | Super RTL (HD) | VOX (HD) | n-tv | RTL Living (HD)| RTL Crime (HD) | Passion
Radio: 104.6 RTL | 105.5 Spreeradio | Antenne Bayern | Radio Hamburg | Radio NRW | Radio 21 | Radio Regenbogen | Big FM | Hitradio RTL Sachsen | Hit-Radio Antenne | Radio Brocken | 89.0 RTL | Antenne Thüringen | Radio Ton | Rock Antenne | Sachsen Funkpaket | Oldie 95 | Radio Top 40

France: M6 (HD) | W9 (HD) | 6ter | Paris Première (HD) | Téva (HD) | TF6 (HD) | Série Club (HD) | M6 Music (HD) | M6 Music Club | M6 Music Black | M6 Boutique & Co | Best of Shopping | Girondins TV
Radio: RTL | RTL2 | Fun Radio
Sports: Girondins Bordeaux


United Kingdom: ITV | ITV2 | ITV3 | ITV4 | CITV | GMTV1


Netherlands: RTL4 (HD) | RTL5 (HD) | RTL7 (HD) | RTL8 (HD) | RTL24 | RTL Lounge | RTL Crime | RTL Telekids
Radio: Radio 538 | 538 Juize | Radio 10 Gold


Belgium: RTL-TVI (HD) | Club RTL (HD) | Plug RTL (HD)
Radio: Bel RTL | Radio Contact


Luxemburg: RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg | Den 2. RTL


Spain: Antena 3 (HD) | | LaSexta (HD) Neox | Nova
Radio: Onda Cero | Europa FM | Melodía FM


Diursia: RTL 6


Hungary: RTL Klub (HD) | RTL II | RTL+ | Cool TV | Film+ | Film+2 | Sorozat+


Croatia: RTL Televizija | RTL2 | RTL Plus


Notes:
1Joint venture with The Walt Disney Company, Kingfisher plc, Channel Four Television Corporation and Guardian Media Group.
2Joint venture with The Walt Disney Company.
3Joint venture between RTL Hungary and ViacomCBS.
4Joint venture between Groupe M6 and Groupe TF1.
5Acquired by Groupe M6 from Lagardère.
6Joint venture with ProSiebenSat.1.
7Joint venture with Reliance Broadcast Network.
8Sold to Northern & Shell. Now owned by ViacomCBS.
9Joint venture with CBS Studios International.
10Joint venture with France Télévisions, Groupe M6 and Groupe TF1.
11Sold to Mediawan Thematics.
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Notes
1 Joint venture with BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and The Walt Disney Company.

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