Hello everyone, it's Josiah here; with some news about BBUK being broadcast in Ireland. Niamh, you might want to hear this.
Virgin Media Ireland and its owners, Liberty Global has announced that the broadcaster for Big Brother in Ireland, TV3; will have its broadcasting rights of BBUK moved to sister channel 3e (which airs Bit On The Side), from 2017. As a major revamp of programming will happen on TV3 in the new year, the news of the channel switch for BB came as a surprise; as it is understood that Big Brother is costly for the network, and both BB and CBB attract decent ratings. In May, TV3 signed a 3-year long deal with Endemol Shine UK to remain BBUK's Irish home; airing every single BB and CBB series until the end of 2018. With the announcement of BBUK's move to 3e, also came the news of a visual rebrand of both TV3 and 3e, and the rebrand of UTV Ireland (which ITV plc sold to Liberty Global last month) to be3.
More details to be revealed soon. Josiah, over and out.