TV3 News @ 6

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TV3 News @ 6
Created by TV3 News
Presented by Alan Cantwell
Gráinne Seoige
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) TV3, Westgate Business Park, Dublin 24, Ireland
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30-60 minutes
Distributor TV3 Ireland
Broadcast
Original channel TV3
Picture format 4:3
Original run 20 September 1998  – 11 April 1999
Chronology
Related shows First Edition
TV3 News @ 7
External links
Website

TV3 News @ 6 was the flagship evening news programme on the Irish television network TV3. It was produced by the TV3 News division.

The TV3 News @ 6, presented by main newscasters Alan Cantwell and Gráinne Seoige, was a sixty minute news programme covering Irish national and international news stories, broadcast at 6:00pm from Monday to Friday.

At weekends the main evening bulletin also aired at 6:00pm but was reduced to thirty minutes.

History[edit]

TV3 News @ 6 was the first programme broadcast by TV3 on opening night on 20 September 1998. The news programme provided a comprehensive view of the day's main international and national news stories and was in direct competition with RTÉ News: Six One. This period of direct rivalry with RTÉ only lasted for a year as poor ratings, due to the strength of the competition from RTÉ, resulted in TV3 deciding to break up the hour-long programme. Because of this two new programmes - First Edition at 5:30pm and TV3 News @ 7 - were launched. Both programmes were still fronted by Cantwell and Seoige, while First Edition became Ireland's first early evening news programme.

Newscasters[edit]

Main newscaster[edit]

Years Newscaster Other roles Previous roles
1998–1999 Alan Cantwell
1998–1999 Gráinne Seoige[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gráinne Seoige's Biography and Images". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 20 August 2011.