TV3 News @ 7

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TV3 News @ 7
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 minutes
Distributor TV3 Ireland
Release
Original channel TV3
Picture format 4:3
Original release 12 April 1999 – 29 December 2000
Chronology
Preceded by TV3 News @ 6
Followed by TV3 News at 6.30
Related shows First Edition
External links
Website

TV3 News @ 7 was the second early evening news programme on the Irish television network TV3. It was produced by the TV3 News division.

The TV3 News @ 7, presented by main newscasters Alan Cantwell and Colette Fitzpatrick, was a thirty minute news programme covering Irish national and international news stories, broadcast at 7:00pm from Monday to Friday.

History[edit]

When TV3 launched on 20 September 1998 its early evening news programme was called TV3 News @ 6. It provided a comprehensive view of the day's main international and national news stories, was presented by Alan Cantwell and Gráinne Seoige and was in direct competition with RTÉ News: Six One. This period of direct rivalry with RTÉ only lasted for a year as TV3 decided to break up the hour-long programme. As a result 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.

In January 2001 the TV3 News @ 7 was dropped and the TV3 News at 6.30 was launched with Cantwell and Seoige still remaining at the helm.

Newscasters[edit]

Main newscaster[edit]

Years Newscaster Other roles Previous roles
1999–2000 Alan Cantwell
1999–2000 Gráinne Seoige[1]

References[edit]

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