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Wine cooler's flight of fancy

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard (IDPR) will go to air with a new television campaign for its West Coast Cooler wine-based drink next week. Called Hello Night, the commercial was shot in South Africa and features three girls who move through the night sky bringing a dash of light and colour to the town. Damian Penco […]

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RTE to launch consumer show

RTE is to broadcast a new television series in the autumn aimed at raising important consumer issues and championing the rights of Ireland’s buying public. The Consumer Show will be fronted by Prime Time reporter Keelin Shanley and Eddie Hobbs (pictured) will focus on information and advice. They will examine what the public knows about […]

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RTE promotes GAA coverage

RTÉ is promoting The Sunday Game with a multi-media campaign for this year’s GAA Football & Hurling All Ireland Senior Championships. The national campaign, which features studio anchorman Michael Lyster and analysts Pat Spillane and Ger Loughnane, will run throughout July, August and September. At the campaign announcement were Colm Coonagh, art director and Fiona McFaul, […]

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Volunteers offered lifetime adventure

Two people are being offered the chance to spend a year globetrotting, all expenses paid, as part of a new RTE TV series. The winners of Do the Right Thing will work as volunteers in some the world’s most underdeveloped areas, on aid projects such as building schools in Africa and working with orphaned street […]

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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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