- 21 Jul 16
The battle for supremacy in the Irish TV market took a major new twist today with the announcement that Bill Malone is joining TV3.
Bill Malone has been appointed to the position of TV3 Group Director of Programming – a new role that reflects the increasing strength of the group since its purchase by Virgin Media – and takeover of UTV Ireland.
Malone became Channel Controller of RTÉ 2 in 2013, after nearly two years as Entertainment Commissioning Editor for RTÉ Television. The Waterford man had previously produced some of RTÉ's must popular shows including The Late Late Show, Reeling In The Years, The Saturday Night Show and was executive producer of programmes such as Don't Tell The Bride and ICA Bootcamp.
He has also been involved in documentary making and Young People's Programmes and was a producer with Prime Time. As RTÉ 2 Channel Controller, Bill oversaw a serious repositioning of the youth-focused station, showing significant gains in the 15-34 year old audience.