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Setanta to show Munster-Leinster tie on Good Friday

The much anticipated Munster v Leinster Magners League game will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports 1 this Good Friday, April 2nd at 8pm. Joining Daire O’Brien in the Setanta Sports studio will be former Ireland internationals Ciaran FitzGerald and Neil Francis. Matt Williams will be the match commentator, along with Connor Morris and Donal […]

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TV3 to show abuse film

TV3 is to screen the award-winning Irish film about clerical sex abuse, Beyond the Fire, in the coming weeks. TV3 director of programming, Ben Frow, confirmed the news to the Irish Independent at the weekend. RTE turned down Maeve Murphy’s film because there was “not much appetite” for the subject. Frow said: “Our advertisers won’t find […]

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Man Utd face Bayern Munich and Arsenal draw Barcelona in Champions League quarter finals

Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United will play Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League. The Barclays Premier League champions have been drawn to play in Germany in the first leg at the end of March, with the return match at Old Trafford a week later. The draw is a replay of the 1999 […]

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Mattel launches Mad Men dolls

Shapely doll: Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men Mattel, the world renowned toy maker, is marketing a Barbie collection of dolls based on the characters of Matt Weiner’s award-winning drama, Mad Men. The latest series about lives on New York’s Madison Avenue in the early Sixties is now showing on RTE 1 Television […]

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Irish Daily Mail returns to TV

Associated Newspapers Ireland has launched a TV campaign for the Irish Daily Mail with the lead ad placing an emphasis on the family. The new ad broke this week on TG4. The idea is to convey a message to consumers that the Irish Daily Mail speaks on behalf of its readers by giving them a […]

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RTE wins Euro 2012 rights

Peter Collins hosts the qualifying draw for Uefa Championships 2012 on RTE Two this Sunday RTÉ Sport has won full and exclusive broadcast rights to the Uefa Euro 2012 Championships. Coverage will include the live broadcast of all 31 matches from Poland and Ukraine. RTÉ Sport will broadcast live coverage of the qualifying draw from […]

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Sky Player now on Windows 7

Mark Deering (right), director, Sky Ireland, at the launch of Sky Player on Windows 7 Consumers can now access Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service, on Windows 7, allowing viewers to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC. The service includes the latest movies, live action sports, entertainment, kids shows, the arts […]

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Image Now short on RTE 2

The German , a ten-minute short film written and directed by Nick Ryan of Image Now Films (INF), will be shown on RTE 2 next Monday, February 1st at 11.25pm. Set in 1940, the film opens as a duel unfolds between two war pilots doing battle. All visual effects were created in house by INF. […]

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Brendan O'Connor hosts new chat show

Sunday Independent columnist Brendan O’Connor is to present a new Saturday night chat show on RTE One called The Saturday Night Show as part of 11 new programmes announced by the national broadcaster. Barry Murphy will host a new satirical show called That’s All We Have Time For on Thursday nights. Murphy, who is part […]

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Odds favour McDonald's placements

As speculation mounts that the UK government are close to lifting the ban on product placement in commercial TV shows top bookie Paddy Power are taking bets on which fast food, soft drinks and alcohol brands will be first to make an appearance in a leading British soap opera. Paddy Power has made McDonald’s the […]

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Owens returns to Carlsberg roster

Owens DDB has been reinstated to the Diageo roster to work on the Carlsberg lager brand having lost the creative over a year ago to Irish International BBDO after a protracted review. Diageo now uses both agencies for Carlsberg, with Owens DDB appointed to handle its new campaign. The agency created the new TV commercial […]

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Bertie Ahern up front with TV3

Bertie Ahern (right) and Fianna Fail party colleague Albert Reynolds TV3 continues its new emphasis on home produced documentaries with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern speaking to TV3 political correspondent Ursula Halligan in the first of several interviews with prominent people. The new series, called This Is… , starts on TV3 at 10pm this Thursday. In […]

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Bulmers sides with 'pick me' festive theme

Bulmers combines some levity with seasonal festivity for its Christmas TV campaign ‘The Chosen One’ which airs for the first time tonight. The story focuses on the orchard workers jostling for the privilege of turning on the Christmas tree lights and was filmed in the Bulmers orchard in Clonmel. The 60-second commercial was created by […]

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