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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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Toy Show has a late November date

Ryan Tubridy will host Late Late Toy Show on RTE One on Friday, November 27th, with a repeat showing on the following Sunday. RTE is offering advertisers a two-spot, 30-second package for €17,000. Last year’s show presented by Pat Kenny had the biggest audience since 1995 with an average viewership of 1,199,000.

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Setanta boss assures customers of refunds

Niall Cogley, chief executive of Setanta Sports, has assured any customers affected by subscription problems following the change in ownership of the company during the summer that they will be refunded in full. A number of callers to Liveline on RTE Radio 1 today, told the show’s presenter Joe Duffy of some incorrect debits made […]

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Setanta offers advertisers solus spots just before kick-offs

Setanta Sports has launched a new ‘Whistle Break’ package which allows advertisers to book a 30-second solus commercial immediately before live English Premier League football and Magners Celtic League rugby matches kick-off over the next few months. Advertisers are offered a 15-match English Premier League for a total sum of €14,250, while the package for […]

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3e eventually moved up Sky list

Sky Ireland has agreed to move TV3’s second channel, 3e, up the listings on its electronic programme guide (EPG). 3e moves to 105 on the Sky digital box, up from its current ranking at 182. TV3 rebranded Channel 6 as 3e in September last year following its purchase from a consortium led by chairman Pat […]

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Over one million watch Tubridy's Late Late debut

A peak audience of 1.089 million viewers tuned in to see Ryan Tubridy present his first Late Late Show on Friday night, Nielsen Media Research figures indicate. The show was watched by an average audience of 927,000 viewers, which is a 62.3 per cent share of all TV viewing during the entire show. Joe Dalton […]

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Magners League kicks off with Munster match on Setanta

Live coverage of the new Magners League starts on Setanta Sports tomorrow, Friday, September 4th, with Munster’s trip to the Firhill Arena to face the Glasgow Warriors with an 8pm kick-off on Setanta Ireland. The same channel will broadcast live coverage of Leinster and Ulster’s first games this weekend. Scarlets v Leinster kicks off at […]

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Afternoon Show makes its return on RTE One

RTE One’s flagship daytime TV show, The Afternoon Show, returns weekdays from Monday, September 7th with regular co-host Sheana Keane. Sile Seoige will deputise for regular co-host Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh while she recovers from a minor procedure. There was some speculation that the show, which last season had an average audience of about 110,000 per […]

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Coughlan tells TV3 viewers about her alcoholism

Jazz and blues singer Mary Coughlan spoke frankly about her battle with alcoholism and the times she used to drink three or four bottles of vodka a day before she went ‘on the dry’ 15 years ago. Speaking on TV3’s Midday all-female panel show, Coughlan said she would drink for ten or 12 days and […]

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TV3 to explore suicide-related issues

TV3 News will broadcast a series of special reports on suicide in Ireland next week. Southern correspondent Paul Byrne spoke to people who have direct and painful experiences of losing loved ones. They talk about the surprise, anger and suffering they encountered since someone close to them took their own life and what they have […]

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TV3 in two-show deal with Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland (Ireland) is to sponsor two high-profile shows on TV3, Tonight with Vincent Browne and a new Sunday business programme, Business Matters, presented by former Fine Gael minister and Celtic Bookmakers founder Ivan Yates. The two parties agreed a one-year deal with an option to renew but no details of the value of […]

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Ireland's ad galacticos star in RTE documentary

Some of the best known names to grace Ireland’s advertising industry between 1960 and 1980 feature in a one-off documentary to be shown in on RTE 1 Television in early September. ‘Ireland’s Mad Men’ will profile some of the most popular and successful ad campaigns and will include interviews with top agency creatives. Among those […]

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