In early 2001, the station officially launched threetext, the teletext service, much of the content from Thomas Crosbie Media.
Initially it was envisaged that the station would only broadcast on cable and MMDS but it was later decided that the station should broadcast on terrestrial UHF also.
Because of delays in setting up the station, the licence was revoked by the IRTC.
In October 2011, 3Player a video-on-demand service was launched.
TV3, which was intended to be Ireland's third terrestrial channel, took almost ten years to bring from initial planning to debut.
This was part of deal which gave TV3 the right to simulcast with ITV certain Granada programming.
The Granada plc shareholding was taken over by ITV plc upon the merger of Granada with Carlton on 2 February 2004.After a court battle, the licence was eventually restored in 1993.At this stage, an agreement was made to sell 49% of the company to UTV, the ITV franchise in Northern Ireland, to raise much-needed cash for investment in facilities.This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.However, in 2004, the news and sports were dropped as part of a rebranding to an 'entertainment portal'.