It's official: Xposé is coming to an end after 12 years on the air
It's official: Xposé is coming to an end after 12 years on the air.
Virgin Media Television confirmed the news on Tuesday, as they also announced a number of other changes to their programming.
Xposé's final episode will air on October 4, with a one-hour special. In addition ITV’s This Morning and Loose Women, will end their run on Virgin Media Television on the same day.
Speaking about the announcement, Pat Kiely, Managing Director, Virgin Media Television said;
“Like all broadcasters however we are facing on-going economic and competitive challenges. This means we must move with the times and reflect changing tastes and media consumption. It also means having to make tough decisions to ensure we remain viable and relevant.
"I would like to pay tribute to the Xposé team and all who worked on the show over the last twelve years. Xposé set the standard for entertainment reporting in an era before the proliferation of social media and leaves behind a genuine legacy in Irish entertainment journalism.”
On Tuesday, Virgin Media Television announced changes to its daytime and tea time schedules which will see 300 hours of additional live Irish programming.
The schedule changes mean that Virgin Media One will now broadcast live studio content from 7am until 1pm each weekday, unique in broadcasting in Ireland.
Some of the other changes include:
- Ireland AM celebrates 20 years as Ireland’s only dedicated breakfast TV show by extending its franchise by 30 minutes; now broadcasting live from 7am to 11am. As part of this revamp, Weekend AM will now be rebranded to Ireland AM on Saturdays and Sundays with a combined presentation team working across the seven day breakfast service.
- Elaine will move to a new mid-morning slot of 11am to 12 noon, from VMTV’s newest studio, Studio 3.
- Live at 12, a new one hour news programme will bring viewers the latest breaking news and sport with live reports from around the country and discussion on the big stories of the day. It will be anchored by Colette Fitzpatrick from the Virgin Media News Hub.
- The Six O’Clock Show will now air five days a week.