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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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Setanta to give charities free Christmas ads

Setanta Sports is offering three Irish charities a free advertising campaign on its Setanta Ireland channel this Christmas. Recognising that raising funds and generating awareness is even more difficult this year, the TV station is inviting charities from throughout the country to contact them. Three charities will be selected in a draw and given a month-long […]

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Complaints about TV3 game show upheld

All 16 complaints made about Play TV, the controversial interactive game show on TV3, have been upheld by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC). The late-night premium-rate show invites viewers to phone in and solve puzzles to win various amounts of money. Calls cost €1.50, even if the caller fails to be put through to the […]

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RTE scored two million viewers with Paris match

The second leg of the World Cup qualifier play-off between France and the Republic of Ireland in the Stade de France (pictured) in Paris on Wednesday night attracted over two million viewers, the highest TV audience of the year so far and the highest audience for any sporting event since 1995. RTE reported that 1.07m people […]

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Ireland on Channel 7 Down Under

Tourism Ireland has launched its first major TV campaign in Australia in over seven years.  The creative was developed by JWT, under the brand tagline rolled out this year, ‘Go Where Ireland Takes You’. The TV ads aim to capture the spontaneity and fun of holidaying in Ireland and to show some great experiences Australians […]

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McCann's go with Tayto blockbuster

McCann Erickson has launched a new TV campaign to promote the new Mr Tayto book, The Man Inside the Jacket. The TV commercial uses a concept synonymous with the release of a movie blockbuster. The book was written by Double Z while the design was handled by Four5One. The rendering of the Mr Tayto images […]

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RTE agrees a deal to show second World Cup play-off in Paris

RTE is to show the second leg of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying play-off against France in the Stade de France in Paris tomorrow following a breakthrough in negotiations with the French TV company which owns the rights. The match will also be broadcast on RTE Radio 1. Speaking on Today with Pat […]

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New car show for 3e

Ireland’s only motoring show with Irish cars, locations and hosts starts this Friday on when Xccelerate takes to 3e screens at 7pm.  Produced by City Productions, the show is presented by motoring  journalist Conor Twomey and broadcaster Rachel Wyse. Xccelerate is aimed at both men and women of all ages. The show will deal with all types […]

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TG4 re-appoints Post TV for sales

The TG4 airtime sales contract has been awarded to Post TV for another three-year run from January. The contract was awarded following an EU public tender process. Post TV has held the TG4 airtime sales contract since the channel came on-air thirteen years ago. Post TV, a subsidiary of The Sunday Business Post which, in […]

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