Television operates UTV, the Channel 3 public service broadcast licence for Northern Ireland and UTV Ireland, a new dedicated television channel for the Republic of Ireland which launches in 2015.
Based in Belfast, UTV is by far the most watched channel in Northern Ireland delivering high quality popular home produced programmes backed up by the best of the ITV Network. UTV first went on air in 1959 as part of the ITV Network and has held the Channel 3 public service broadcasting licence ever since. UTV was also the first commercial television operator on the island of Ireland.
Based in Dublin, UTV Ireland will go on air on 1 January 2015 utilising the existing UTV winning formula of combining high quality news, current affairs, entertainment and drama.
Our digital media businesses Simply Zesty and Tibus sit within the Television division and play a key role in the provision of infrastructure and social media marketing services to our Television and Radio divisions.
In January 2013 UTV's two digital marketing agencies Simply Zesty and Tibus Digital merged to form one of Ireland's largest digital agencies, trading as Simply Zesty, with operations in Dublin, Belfast and London.
With the combined strengths of both businesses, Simply Zesty offers leading brands an unrivalled creative digital marketing and technology service across Europe and beyond under one virtual roof with a dedicated and highly experienced team of more than 50 digital professionals.
Tibus was established in 1996 and has been part of UTV since 2007. It provides robust digital infrastructure services including managed cloud hosting, content delivery, streaming, high-grade connectivity and associated integration solutions to customers throughout the UK and Ireland. Serving both public sector and business clients across a number of sectors, it has operations in Belfast, Dublin, London, Helsinki and Australia and is expanding into both the Far East and USA. Tibus focuses on clients that have complex or business critical internet service requirements and can count some of the UK and Ireland's largest online brands amongst its customers.
Technically led but with a singular focus on customer service and delivery, it is a proud member of INEX, LINX and LoNAP. It offers some of the most innovative digital infrastructure portfolios in the marketplace today.
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