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TAM unveils tool for measuring across devices

Television Audience Measurement (TAM) Ireland launched a plan for monitoring viewing across all devices – TV, laptop/PC, tablet and smartphone at a conference for advertisers and agencies in the Aviva Stadium. TAM will deliver the Video Integration Strategy for a Total Audience – or Vista for short – across four stages, TAM chief executive Jill […]

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Pat Shortt stars in new TV3 drama

He’s best known for his comedic wit but Pat Shortt gets serious as the star of TV3’s new drama Smalltown. Created and directed by Gerard Barrett, who was also behind Glassland and Pilgrim Hill, Smalltown tells the story of Conor (played by Charlie Kelly), a 20-something young man forced to leave his small town in […]

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RTE, TV3 and UTV Ireland join Sky Go

Sky Go, the mobile TV service which allows Sky customers to watch the TV wherever they are at no extra cost, has expanded its channels line-up with the addition of the six main Irish TV channels. RTE One, RTE2, RTE Jr, TV3, 3e and UTV Ireland join a line-up of over 65 channels on Sky […]

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Bakhurst quits RTE for role at Ofcom

RTÉ has confirmed that Kevin Bakhurst is stepping down as managing director of news and current affairs in October to become content group director at Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK. Bakhurst joined RTÉ four years ago as MD of the news and current affairs division and was later made deputy director-general to Noel […]

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Eir Sport renews UFC fights rights

Viewers in the Republic of Ireland will be able to continue to watch exclusive live TV coverage of UFC fights on Eir Sport – formerly Setanta Sport. BT Sport, which is available as part of the Eir package, has renewed its UFC rights for the Republic of Ireland. The renewal will see BT Sport broadcast over […]

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Malone TV3’s new programme boss

Bill Malone has been confirmed by Virgin Media as TV3’s director of programming in place of Lynda McQuaid who previously held the title of head of content at TV3 Group. Malone will be responsible for programme commissioning, acquisitions and scheduling. Malone was channel controller of RTÈ2 and a member of the national broadcaster’s TV board for […]

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Netflix to be Star Trek’s new base

Netflix and CBS Studios International has announced a licensing agreement for the new Star Trek TV series. The streaming service will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries, with the exception of North America.  Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its US premiere. […]

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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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