TV3 owners Virgin Media Ireland will continue to operate three TV channels in Ireland, but a restructuring means there are only 40 posts to be filled by 61 staff.
ITV plc is to buy 100% of UTV Television in a £100 million deal. subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.
Irish broadcaster TV3 is planning a campaign that will oppose the launch in the Irish Republic of UTV, the ITV station that broadcasts from Belfast.
UTV has announced that from Monday, November 4, it will be available in HD on both the Sky and FreeSat platforms in Ireland.