UTV Ireland is a television channel in Ireland operated by the TV3 Group, a subsidiary of Virgin Media Ireland. The channel was launched by UTV in January 2015, and was sold to the TV3 Group in July 2016.
The channel’s studios and headquarters are based at Macken House in Dublin with local offices in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. UTV Media’s headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland were utilised as transmission facilities for the channel.
The channel employed around 100 people, with 30 of these jobs being based around the country. However, the majority of these jobs ceased on January 6, 2017.
In December 2016, the TV3 Group announced it plans to rebrand the channel as be3 on 9 January 2017. The channel will form part of a line-up of three channels run by the company and will focus on children’s and female-orientated programming.