TV3 News @ 6
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|TV3 News @ 6|
|Created by||TV3 News|
|Presented by||Alan Cantwell
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|Location(s)||TV3, Westgate Business Park, Dublin 24, Ireland|
|Running time||30-60 minutes|
|Original release||20 September 1998 – 11 April 1999|
|Related shows||First Edition
TV3 News @ 7
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.
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.
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- "Gráinne Seoige's Biography and Images". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 20 August 2011.