Big Brother 2017 avoids Love Island clash in Ireland

3e will air episodes of BB's reality rival a day after they go out in UK
1 comment - Posted on May 25 2017 at 08:47pm

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Big Brother will avoid clashes with its reality rival Love Island in the Republic of Ireland after broadcaster TV3 opted to put the latter show on a 24-hour delay.

Yesterday it was revealed that both shows’ series openers will go head-to-head in the UK on Monday 5th June, with Channel 5 airing BB’s two-hour launch from 8.30pm – half an hour before Love Island begins on ITV2 at 9.00pm.

But there will be no such problem in the Emerald Isle, where the rights to both shows are owned by TV3.

Today, the broadcaster confirmed that its digital channel 3e will continue to air Big Brother at the same time as the UK this summer, beginning with the launch on Monday 5th at 8.30pm.

But while it could have run Love Island concurrently on its recently-launched third channel, be3, bosses have instead opted to schedule episodes of the ITV2 show on 3e the day after they go out in the UK.

Therefore, Love Island‘s new series will begin on Tuesday 6th June at 8.30pm on 3e – ahead of that night’s BB highlights show at 10.00pm.

3e will remain the exclusive channel for Big Brother in Ireland this summer following a scheduling shake-up in January.

Until this year, the BB highlights episodes and main shows aired on the main TV3 channel – but they were moved to 3e as part of a network rebrand.

Recently, production company Endemol Shine UK denied claims that TV3 is working on its own local version of Celebrity Big Brother.

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1 comment on this article

  1. Ryan says:
    Sat 03 Jun Reply !

    Just seen love island is being advertised on snapchat as well! Between stories, they seem to be going all out with the money in terms of advertising!

    All ive seen is BB on channel 5 and linked channels & online! The views they have on the bb videos is nothing compared to love island! Love island pages on social media have less followers as well….

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