TV3’s ‘Cork Mega Port’ Gets another Series

TV3’s ‘Cork Mega Port’ Gets another Series

Tuesday 29 July 2014

TV3’s ‘Cork Mega Port’ Gets another Series

Following on from the huge success of TV3’s– ‘Cork Mega Port’ in April 2014, TV3 have commissioned a second series with another four episodes, due to air in 2015. This fly on the wall style documentary will once again follow the staff at the Port of Cork, but this time through the summer months.

As well as the many scheduled container ships and bulk carriers, series two, will feature tourism within Cork Harbour, in particularly the cruise liners and passenger ferries visiting the Port of Cork and the positive impact these calls have on the region. Series two will also focus on commercial and leisure working together to ensure Cork Harbour is a safe harbour for everyone to enjoy.

Goldhawk Media Ltd, who produced the first series, will also produce the second series which promises to give another exciting insight into the everyday operations of the Port and the people behind it. Some familiar faces seen in ‘Cork Mega Port’ series one will make a reappearance, while there will also be some new faces.

Series Producer Bernadette Bos said “After the winter storms and tempestuous seas, this new series will be able to focus on the way Cork Mega Port carries on working, whilst thousands of local people and visitors enjoy the harbour, its history and the leisure it provides.”

Speaking at the announcement of the second series of ‘Cork Mega Port’ on TV3, Port of Cork Chief Executive Brendan Keating said: “Series one proved to be far more popular than we ever imagined and we were thrilled with the positive response from viewers.’

‘Our port business can sometimes seem a little daunting to people, but I feel Goldhawk Media captured it in a way that made viewers interested and eager to learn about day to day operations at the Port of Cork. I have no doubt that series two will be equally as interesting, and probably more popular.’

‘Cork Mega Port’ series two will air on TV3 in 2015 and will include four one hour episodes. Don’t miss it!


About TV3
Launched in 1998, TV3 is the largest commercial channel in Ireland with an 11% market share for Adults 15+, reaching over 2.7 million individuals each week and over 3.5 million individuals each month. TV3 has a bigger market share for Adults 15+ than BBC1, UTV, Channel 4 and Sky 1 combined.

TV3 Group remains Ireland’s only free-to-air national commercial broadcast company, a status which allows them to represent and provide for viewers independently and without vested interests. The network continues to differentiate itself through an emphasis on Irish and home produced programming, with approximately 40% of its current schedule produced in Ireland.

The development of the brand new Sony HD Studio has allowed for the production of bigger formats and even better content for distribution – giving scope for greater impact in the international market. Recent commissions include Tonight with Vincent Browne, Celebrity Apprentice: You’re Fired!, Factomania (360 Productions – a BBC Worldwide format), the new ShowPal™ commercial, Keith Barry: Brain Hacker and Tyrone Production’s School Around The Corner, as well as new shiny floor game shows The Lie and Crossfire. TV3 has just commissioned its first soap opera entitled ‘Red Rock’ which will go into production in October 2014 and air in January 2015.

Today, TV3 Group has firmly established itself as the leader in TV entertainment in Ireland. While TV3 strikes the perfect balance between light hearted fun, home-grown daytime viewing and authentic original programming, its sister channel 3e, which was re-branded in 2009, targets a slightly younger audience, and has a bigger share of Adults 15-34 than UTV, BBC2 and E4.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Mackeown
Commercial Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
Custom House Street

Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375
Mobile: +353 (0)86 1044011
Twitter @portofcork

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