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TV3 may be allowed more ads

Independent commercial TV channels like TV3 and Setanta Ireland will see airtime increase from 15 per cent to 20 per cent if a draft ruling from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) gets approval. Should the proposal go ahead, advertising on independent channels will increase from ten to 12 minutes an hour. The BAI is […]

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Channel 4 to show abortion advice ad

Channel 4 will launch Britain’s first TV commercial providing advice on abortion services when a month-long campaign, with the slogan, ‘Are you late?’, gets underway at 10.10pm next Monday. Marie Stopes International (MSI) says the ad will be “clear, non-judgmental information” on unplanned pregnancies and abortion services. While Channel 4 viewers in England, Scotland and […]

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Killane to head up RTE Television

Glen Killane has been appointed managing director of RTE Television in place of Noel Curran who is leaving the national broadcaster to work in independent productions. Killane has been group head of RTE Sport since 2006. He takes up his new post on June 1st and will report to RTE director general, Cathal Goan. Killane […]

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Irish idents score at Celtic show

Blinder director Brian Williams’s TG4 stings have won the award for titles, stings, idents and promos at the Celtic Media Festival. The  festival is an annual event, now in its 31st year, which celebrates broadcast and film work from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. The concept of the idents is to represent the Irish goddesses […]

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New Dairy Milk ad premieres on TV3

The fifth and latest in the current series of Cadbury Dairy Milk TV commercials which began with Gorilla debuts on TV3 at 7.45pm tonight. Called Chocolate Charmer, the 60-second spot is somewhat reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s children’s fairytale Willy Wonka as it shows how Dairy Milk bars magically come about. Towers of chocolate and milk are created […]

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Chemistry takes Mad Men break

Chemistry is taking over an entire commercial break in the last of the current series of Matt Weiner’s Mad Men going out on RTE 1 late on Easter Monday. The agency has links with the adland-based soap having won a competition run by RTE Media Sales inviting agencies to create stings for the third season. The […]

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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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