UTV is the Channel 3 public service broadcast licence for Northern Ireland.

Based in Belfast, UTV is by far the most watched channel in Northern Ireland - delivering high quality, popular home-produced programmes, backed up by the best of ITV programming.

UTV first went on air in 1959 as part of the ITV Network and has held the Channel 3 public service broadcasting licence ever since.

UTV was also the first commercial television operator on the island of Ireland.

It became part of ITV in 2016.

UTV is regulated by the Office of Communications (OFCOM).

Contact us


City Quays 2

8th Floor

2 Clarendon Dock



Tel: 028 90 262 000 / 028 90 262 001

To contact the newsroom, email: news@u.tv

For advertising, email: ads@u.tv

To obtain footage from our archive, email: archive@u.tv

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