Yet another nail in the coffin for opportunities of Irish music videos being shown on national TV stations has occured today with the announcement that Channel 6’s popular music video show NightShift will be taken off air from the 31st of December.
Speaking in a mailshot sent out today, NightShift producer Elton Mullally said:
It is with great regret and a pain in my heart that I break the news today that as and from the 31st December 2008, Nightshift is to be taken off air.
Channel 6 was bought over by TV3 a few months ago and the new owners have made the decision to remove Nightshift from next year’s schedule.
This means of course that from today I will no longer be taking music videos, interviews, competitions, etc.
The very last show will air from 10pm – 1am on New Years Eve.
Mullaly goes on to say that both himself and Michelle Doherty, the presenter of the show “are completely bewildered, and absolutely gutted” by the decision.