|Launched||1 January 1996|
|Owned by||Modern Times Group|
|Audience share||12.6% (September 2012, TNS Emor)|
|Slogan||Rohkem elu, rohkem meelelahutust!
More life, more entertainment!
|Sister channel(s)||TV3+, TV6|
|Digital terrestrial||Multiplex 1|
|Elion's DigiTV||Channel 3|
TV3 has two sister channels. 3+ is a television channel targeted at Russian language minority in Estonia, launched in 2005. TV6 is an entertainment television channel, launched as a digital sister channel to TV3 in 2008.
For several years, TV3 had better ratings than the other private channel, Kanal 2. The situation changed in 2006, when Kanal 2 made some big changes in their programme. TV3 ratings fell and shows had problems getting enough viewers to reach the Top 10 of the week. Later that year, programme director Jüri Pihel left TV3.
In 2009 all Baltic TV3 channels introduced new red-white visual identity, logo and slogan. The slogan was "Tere tulemast koju!" (Welcome home!). News programme "Seitsmesed uudised" (News at 7) was discontinued and changed with a new "TV3 uudised" (TV3 News), which had the same format as Latvian and Lithuanian TV3 News programmes.
In January 2011 Mikko Silvennoinen, a Finnish television host, journalist and producer, was hired as the new programme director. In February TV3 changed their news programme format and "Seitsmesed uudised" was brought back. On 15 August, TV3 once again changed their visual identity and logo from red to purple, which was so far used in Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian and Slovenian TV3s. Also a new slogan was introduced: "Rohkem elu, rohkem meelelahutust!" (More life, more entertainment!).
Currently airing (as of June 2014)
Estonian shows and series
|Original name||English translation||Notes|
|Eesti otsib superstaari||Estonia's Looking for a Superstar||Estonian version of Pop Idol|
|Elu keset linna||Life in the middle of the city||drama series|
|Faktuaalne kaamera||Factual Camera||Sketch comedy|
|Heimari kokaklubi||Heimar's Cooking Club||Cooking|
|Kättemaksukontor||Revenge office||crime drama television series|
|Naistesaade||Women's Show||Fashion, clothing, makeup|
|Nurjatud tüdrukud||Mean Girls||Drama series|
|Nurgakivi||Cornerstone||Building, architecture, interior design|
|Randevuu||Rendezvous||Dating Show, Estonian version of Russian show Давай поженимся!|
|Seitsmesed uudised||News at 7||News|
|Sind otsides||Looking for you||Reality series, Estonian version of Russian series Жди меня|
|Suletud uste taga||Behind Closed Doors||Series of real-life stories|
|Stiilipäevik||Style Diary||Style makeover show|
|Teekond iseendani||Road to Yourself||Reality series about alternative medicine|
Foreign shows and series
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