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Willie O’Reilly set to leave RTÉ soon

RTÉ group commercial director Willie O’Reilly is to leave the national broadcaster to pursue other interests. Reporting to the director general, O’Reilly has been a member of the executive board. He led all of the divisional and cross-divisional commercial staff and operations and was responsible for the planning and development of commercial strategy. RTÉ offered […]

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Iconic Irish ads to mark World Television Day

Each year, on November 21, RTÉ joins the EBU, EGTA and broadcasters across the world to mark World Television Day. This year, RTÉ, in partnership with the IFI Irish film archive and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), will celebrate the power of TV by broadcasting a specially curated selection of iconic Irish ads from the […]

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Shanley and Perry to co-host Six One News

RTÉ News has announced that Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry will be the new presenters of the RTÉ Six One News from January next. Shanley, who currently presents News at One on RTÉ Radio 1 and Crimecall on RTÉ One, will be joined by RTÉ’s current Washington correspondent Caitriona Perry, as co-hosts on the flagship news show. The current presentation team of Bryan Dobson and […]

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McGregor fight signed up by Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office (SBO) will show the fight between undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The event sees the two worlds of professional boxing and UFC collide at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26, and is available to Sky subscribers on its Sports Box Office […]

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Chernobyl to be Sky’s first HBO mini-series

Chernobyl, based on powerful real-life events, is to be the first commission from Sky and HBO’s high-end drama partnership announced earlier this year. The five-part  mini-series will dramatise the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history and the men and women who made sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. Starring […]

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Sky Sports rolls out new themed channels

Sky Sports is expanding its service with 10 sports channels, giving customers more choice at no extra cost. Starting this week, the line-up includes dedicated channels for the Premier League, football, cricket, golf and Formula One motor racing. Two channels, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena, will offer sports such as GAA, rugby union […]

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Sky rolls out ads for Now TV platform

Sky Ireland has a new TV, out of home (OOH), digital and radio campaign in support of its new Now TV online streaming service. Now TV allows viewers to watch live pay TV and on demand shows, box sets, movies and sports, all without a contract. The campaign launched with a 40” TV spot, featuring […]

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TV schedules don’t look like they used to – Netflix

Netflix may have broken the mould by releasing every episode of House of Cards all at once in 2013, but its viewers who are changing the nature of TV. And it’s more than just binging. From the characters we choose to wake up with to what we watch in bed, when viewers have the power to programme […]

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TV3 hopes to make a killing from Assassins

Advertisers may be interested in new a six-part crime documentary series called Assassins which starts next week on TV3. Murders and gangland hits have transformed Dublin into one of the world’s contract-killing capitals. Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre, pictured, and Prof David Wilson will take viewers on “a shadowy journey” into these hitmen’s minds. Three years […]

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Tom Fishbourne to talk at TV3 agency briefing

Advertisers and agencies will attend the first in a series of breakfast briefings hosted by TV3 sales house Virgin Media Solutions in Fire restaurant in the Mansion House tomorrow. A panel of three expert speakers will address guests on the theme ‘The Power of Television as a Storytelling Medium’, including critically-acclaimed ‘Marketoonist’ Tom Fishbourne. The event […]

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TV3’s new HD studio is officially opened

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has officially opened a state-of-the-art studio at TV3 headquarters. Originally built in 1998, studio one at the TV3 TV centre in Ballymount has been refurbished with high definition (HD) technology and new transmission equipment, including cameras, vision and audio desks and graphics suites. The studio’s modernisation is part of […]

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Another Super Bowl has come and gone…

So, another Super Bowl has come and gone, and Tom Brady has his fifth ring to add to his collection, Graham Curtis reports. As with each year, a huge draw of the Super Bowl for people in the US is the ads that play during the coverage of the game. For advertisers, the Super Bowl is the […]

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Molloy presents TV3’s rugby show

Former Leinster and Ireland rugby international Gordon D’Arcy and comedian Gary Cooke of Apres Match fame will help kick off Joe Molloy’s new rugby entertainment show on TV3 tomorrow night. Called Clubhouse, the show takes a lighthearted look at the week’s big rugby stories, which last weekend centred around the start to the Six Nations tournament. Clubhouse will […]

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