Director of Programming, Virgin Media Television
Bill Malone is one of the most experienced and respected executives in Irish television. He joined Virgin Media (then TV3) as Director of Programming in October 2016 and oversees all content and programming strategy and management decisions for the group’s channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, Virgin Media Sport, along with Player and Digital.
Over the past two years Virgin Media has enjoyed significant growth in audiences, with new channels, new brands and a step up in quality in all genres News, Current Affairs, Sport, Entertainment, Factual and Drama. Notable successes include NatWest 6 Nations, Ireland’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, Gogglebox Ireland.
Prior to his appointment at Virgin Media, Bill has held some of the most senior positions in Irish broadcasting and was Channel Controller RTE2 and a member of the RTE TV Board, where high quality public service broadcasting, along with critically acclaimed and compelling programmes for younger viewers was a hallmark of his tenure. He was also previously RTE’s Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, is an award-winning and highly experienced programme maker and has produced some of Ireland’s top rated shows, from Prime Time Investigates to The Late Late Show.