Good year, bad year

Colette Sexton takes a look back at what made headlines in media and marketing world in 2016

23rd December, 2016
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Dee Forbes took over as director general of RTÉ amid mounting financial pressure on the state broadcaster Pic: Fergal Phillips

In what has been a cracking year for the broadcaster, TV3 has to be declared the winner of 2016 in Irish broadcasting. The turnaround at the station over the past two years has been incredible, from being practically written off when UTV Ireland was announced, to coming full circle and taking over its competitor.

Virgin Media, TV3’s owner, bought UTV Ireland for €10 million, creating a three-channel broadcaster: TV3, 3e and UTV Ireland, soon to be...

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