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Sky adds RTÉ Player to catch up

Sky customers can now get more on demand content with the addition of the RTÉ Player to its catch up TV service. A spokesperson for Sky said the move is part of a long-term partnership between Sky and RTÉ to increase the number of channels and the ways in which content can be accessed on […]

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Setanta rebrands as Eir Sport

Setanta Sport has rebranded as Eir Sport and has taken the opportunity to confirm it has won the exclusive TV rights to the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The deal also includes the rights to next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup which Ireland will host. The announcement was made at Eir’s Dublin HQ with former […]

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Red Rock to debut on BBC next week

TV3’s award-winning Irish drama Red Rock will make its debut on British TV next week when it airs on BBC One at 1.45pm next Monday. Set around a busy Garda station in a fictional seaside town in north Dublin, the soap follows the Hennessys and the Kielys, two local warring families and the police that come […]

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Barney to entertain toddlers on 3e

Kids’ favourite Barney will be on 3e’s new 3Kids children’s strand. Barney & Friends will be joined by The Wiggles, Teletubbies, Origanimals, Babar and the Adventures of Badou. 3Kids will air seven days a week from 7am to 10am and front and centre of the channel’s new children’s TV strand are two new faces – presenters Claire Flynn […]

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Ireland-Sweden game scores over 1m viewers

The Republic of Ireland’s first match in Uefa Euro 2016 against Sweden was the highest-rating TV show of the year so far. RTÉ reports that an average of 1.08m viewers watched the group E opener between the Republic of Ireland and Sweden on RTÉ2 as Martin O’Neill’s men got their Euros campaign underway with a 1-1 draw […]

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Up and downs in chasing US dream

Greed is good and lunch is for wimps. So Michael Douglas told us in Wall Street. Drama returns to New York’s financial district with a mini-series called Billions on Sky Atlantic at 9pm tomorrow. Homeland’s Damian Lewis is lean and mean hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod. Paul Giamatti (Sideways) is lawyer Chuck Rhoades set on […]

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Sky launches new kids app

The new Sky Kids app is available to customers on the Variety bundle. Among the kids TV shows on the app are Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol, Boomerang’s Scooby Doo, CBeebies’ Octonauts and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.  They will be joined by children’s TV ‘veteran’ Morph, who returns later this year in brand new exclusive episodes. The […]

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Game of Thrones returns next month

The wait is finally over, one of the the world’s most talked about and highly anticipated TV soaps, season six of Game of Thrones will premiere exclusively on Sky Atlantic in less than two months. The first in the series goes out on Monday, April 25. Seasons one to five will be available to download with Sky Box […]

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Guinness toasts New York jazz scout

Diageo follows up its Rugby World Cup Made of More ad series for Guinness with a trip back to New York’s jazz clubs in the 1930s by telling the story of John Hammond who was born in turn-of-the-century Manhattan – before civil rights, and when racial disharmony prevailed. Not surprisingly, ‘Intolerant Champion’ was shot in […]

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Saorview to roll out new set-top boxes

RTÉ has partnered with Freesat, the UK free-to-air television service, to develop a new product for the Saorview free digital TV platform in Ireland. RTÉ director-general Noel Curran said Saorview Connect will allow access a range of on demand content and Saorview channels, integrated in a set-top box with extra features.   Saorview Connect set-top boxes will […]

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Curtis quits as UTV Ireland’s head of channel

Mary Curtis is stepping down from her position as head of channel at UTV Ireland, the broadcaster has confirmed. She plans to leave the company in early February. An experienced and respected producer and director, she first joined RTE in 1990 as a researcher. She launched the popular Off the Rails fashion show and later […]

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Kiely replaces McRedmond at TV3

Pat Kiely has been promoted by Virgin Media from commercial director to managing director at TV3 in place of David McRedmond, who resigned before Christmas. Kiely joined TV3 having gained media and advertising experience at DDFH&B and Saatchi & Saatchi. He was a small shareholder in the broadcaster before it was acquired by Doughty Hanson. […]

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McRedmond to leave TV3 shortly

TV3 chief executive David McRedmond is to leave the broadcaster following the approval of the company’s purchase by Liberty Global’s Virgin Media for an undisclosed sum. McRedmond’s name has been linked with the advertised post of RTE director general, along with possible in-house candidates, head of news Kevin Bathurst and commercial director Willie O’Reilly. Noel […]

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