TV3 is banking on the twin appeal of sport and family entertainment with the announcement yesterday of its Spring 2018 schedule.
Programming announcements included Ireland’s Got Talent, the NatWest 6 Nations, the return of Red Rock, The Restaurant and the extension of The Tonight Show with Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates to four nights a week.
On Saturday, 3rd February viewers will see both the NatWest 6 Nations and Ireland’s Got Talent debut in a Saturday schedule double-header that will run right through the Spring.
Hosted by Joe Molloy, TV3’s NatWest 6 Nations coverage will include panellists Ronan O’Gara, Shane Horgan, Alan Quinlan, Shane Jennings and Matt Williams.
Coverage kicks off with Wales v Scotland, followed by Ireland’s first match of the tournament against France in the Stade de France. All 15 matches of the NatWest 6 Nations will be broadcast live and exclusive on TV3.
Sport is not just limited to the rugby as, in addition to exclusive coverage of the NatWest 6 Nations, the UEFA Champions League returns for the knock-out stages of the tournament.
Graeme Souness, Kevin Kilbane and Neil Lennon will be analysts in the studio alongside Tommy Martin for Tuesdays biggest fixtures.
Horse racing returns for the second year to TV3 with some of the biggest meetings in the racing calendar including The Cheltenham Gold Cup, Aintree Grand National and the Epsom Derby.
Clubhouse, TV3‘s rugby and entertainment show is back with a brand new line up of Mario Rosenstock and Donncha O’Callaghan at the helm.