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fyi. – A FRESH APPROACH TO NEWS

Thursday 4th, 16:24pm
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For further information:

Sharon McHugh
TV3 PRESS OFFICE
+3531 419 3430 / 087 922 4143
sharon.mchugh@tv3.ie
publicity@tv3.ie

Ciara Byrne
+353 1 419 3329 / 087 3199732
ciara.byrne@tv3.ie

TV3 GROUP RELEASE
IMMEDIATE: Thursday 4th March 2010

The fastest half-hour on Irish television - fyi

fyi. will be airing on 3e from Monday 8th March 2010!

fyi. joins the second most-viewed digital channel in Ireland

It’s Fresh, Young and Independent and it’s on your screens Monday to Friday 6pm on 3e. fyi. delivers:

· The hottest downloads from the web
· The latest apps and gadgets
· Top stories in showbiz and sport
· All you need to know about what’s happening in Ireland and around the world

Caroline Twohig heads the team, backed by cyber reporter Cassie Stokes and sports journo Paul Walsh.

A new information show for a new world. fyi. brings you everything you need to know, from home and abroad, in just 30 minutes.

From what’s buzzing online, the latest Apps and funniest downloads – fyi. is all the information YOU need to know.

Available 24/7 online on Facebook and Twitter – fyi. brings information into the 21st century… with a fresh, young and independent view on the world.

Nielsen data shows 3e in February has become the second-most viewed digital channel, competing against hundreds of foreign channels. 3e has also doubled its key audience of Multichannel adults 15-34, and is the fastest growing channel in Ireland.

TV3 Deputy Director of News, Bob Hughes, said: “fyi.’s fresh, young team brings a brand new energy to all that’s happening here and abroad, whether it’s on the streets or on the web.”

Interviews are available on request.

Tune in to fyi. every weeknight at 6pm (Sky 105, NTL/Chorus 106)

ENDS

For further information:
Maureen Catterson/ Ciara Byrne
TV3 PRESS OFFICE +353 1 419 3430/ 329
+353 87 7800 737/ +353 87 319 9732
Maureen.catterson@tv3.ie
Ciara.byrne@tv3.ie
publicity@tv3.ie
www.tv3.ie

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BIOGS

Caroline Twohig, fyi. Anchor

Caroline has a degree in television production after studying at Cholaiste Dhulaigh and the University of Wolverhampton.

Caroline’s first job was with Octopus Productions in London and after satisfying her urge to travel, she joined TV3 five years ago as a production assistant in the news department. After working as a researcher on Ireland AM, she moved back to news to work as an Associate Producer.

Cassie Stokes, fyi. Cyber Reporter

Dublin-born Cassie Stokes is 22 and graduated from Ballyfermot College, where she studied presentation and performance. She spent ten years of her childhood in the Canadian city of Toronto but returned to Ireland in 1997.

Cassie joined TV3 two years ago as a promotions assistant. She recently became a continuity announcer for 3e and is now looking forward to her first on-screen role. Cassie represented Ireland in Andorra at the Junior European SKI Championship in 2000 and 2001.

Paul Walsh, fyi. Sport

Paul is from Clonbur in the sports mad county of Galway. He will be bringing you the top sports stories from Ireland and beyond.

After studying in Ballyfermot, Paul got his first break in TV3 as a production assistant and hasn’t looked back since!

Paul has been with TV3 since 2005 working his way up the ranks of the sports department, including stints on GAA Championship Live and UEFA Champions League.

His favourite team is Spurs, who he has followed (without much to shout about!) since the signing of Jurgen Klinsmann.