Virgin Media appoints new MD of TV3

Dublin, Ireland - January 6, 2016: Virgin Media Ireland, the leading connected entertainment provider today named Pat Kiely as Managing Director of TV3.

Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media Ireland commented: “I am delighted to appoint Pat as the Managing Director of TV3 and to the Virgin Media Ireland board. Pat is a very experienced leader in Television with a wealth of commercial experience. I am convinced that under Pat’s dynamic leadership TV3 is well positioned for continued growth and development.”

Pat Kiely, MD of TV3 commented: “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.”

This appointment is subject to regulatory approval by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Virgin Media closed the deal to acquire TV3 on December 7, 2015.


Anna Maria Barry, Virgin Media, mobile 086 227 2072, email

About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is Ireland’s leading digital pioneer and innovator. It was the first to introduce bundles for digital TV, broadband and phone in Ireland in 2007 and has driven market developments constantly since then.

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.


About TV3
TV3 is Ireland’s leading commercial broadcaster operating two free-to-air channels and a digital platform. TV3 group is now wholly owned by Virgin Media Limited. Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global plc, the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries.

TV3 Group commands a 12% share in Ireland for Adults 15+. The group reaches over 2.7 million individuals each week and 3.5 million individuals each month.

TV3 Group continues to differentiate itself through an emphasis on Irish and home produced programming, and in 2015 more than 50% of its schedule was home produced.

TV3 employs over 250 people fulltime and a further 130 people on its new soap drama ‘Red Rock’ which was launched in January 2015.