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Netflix coming to Sky Q with new UOD pack

From November, Netflix is coming to Sky Q and with it a new Sky subscription pack. Sky claims that  Ultimate On Demand  (UOD) will be the UK and Ireland’s biggest on demand TV service, bringing together for the first time Sky box sets, which boasts 400 top British and American series and the full Netflix global […]

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Filming starts for Huberman’s new RTÉ comedy

RTÉ’s new comedy Finding Joy, written by and starring Amy Huberman, is now in production. The six-part series, produced by Treasure Entertainment, is being shot in Dublin. It follows a 34-year-old single woman, Joy, after a painful breakup who looks for happiness in all the wrong places. Aisling Bea, Laura Whitmore and Lochlann O’Mearain co-star. The series is […]

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Shay Healy to be saluted for life achievements

Broadcaster, producer and songwriter Shay Healy will be honoured by Ireland’s entertainment industry later this month when he is presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) at the annual IFTA awards. Healy is being saluted for his outstanding work stretching over 55 years in Irish TV and entertainment. […]

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Eir Sport wins exclusive rights to Guinness Pro14

Eir Sport and the Guinness PRO14 have agreed a partnership giving the broadcaster rights to every game for the next three years from next season. The deal means that for the first time in  Ireland rugby fans can watch all of the tournament’s 152 games on one TV channel, with over 30 hours of rugby […]

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MediaCom retains Sky account after contest

Following a three-way agency competition, Sky has reappointed GroupM’s MediaCom as its media planning and buying agency. The other two agencies in contention were Dentsu Aegis’s Carat and Core’s Zenith. Sky Ireland said the two companies will work together to set high standards for transparency and accountability across the media supply chain. “The new contract will […]

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TV3 wins Champions Cup rugby rights

Following its coverage of Ireland’s memorable NatWest 6 Nations grand slam win, TV34 has secured the rights to Champions Cup rugby rights in a four-year deal. The Virgin Media-owned TV group will broadcast one live Champions Cup match per week of the tournament from the start of next season (October 2018) until the final in May […]

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Sky to launch Netflix bundle subscription

Sky and Netflix is launching a new partnership to bundle the full Netflix service into a brand new Sky TV subscription pack. The move will give millions of Sky customers seamless access to Netflix through the Sky Q platform. Sky will make available the Netflix service to new and existing customers by creating a new and […]

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Ogilvy rolls out Trocaire’s Lenten message

Trócaire, the Irish overseas development agency, has launched its annual Lenten appeal with new TV and radio ads created by Ogilvy & Mather. The ads highlight the impact of Trócaire’s work with families in developing countries. Building on Trócaire’s ‘Until Love Conquers Fear’ from last year, ‘The Search’ tells the story of a young girl, Dawa […]

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Over a million saw Ireland beat France on TV3

TV3 says over one million viewers tuned in to Ireland’s victory against France in their opening NatWest 6 Nations game as part of what the station billed as ‘super Saturday’. Viewership peaked at 789,000 with an average audience of 572,000 across the duration of the match. An average 469,000 watched the first episode of Ireland’s Got Talent. Viewing […]

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Late Late Toy Show again tops TV ratings list

The highest rating programme last year was again the Late Late Toy Show and the second highest was the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo. Interestingly the weather drove record daytime audiences as people turned to TV news to keep up with Storm Ophelia’s path. As a result, the One O’Clock RTE News came […]

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Willie O’Reilly set to leave RTÉ soon

RTÉ group commercial director Willie O’Reilly is to leave the national broadcaster to pursue other interests. Reporting to the director general, O’Reilly has been a member of the executive board. He led all of the divisional and cross-divisional commercial staff and operations and was responsible for the planning and development of commercial strategy. RTÉ offered […]

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Iconic Irish ads to mark World Television Day

Each year, on November 21, RTÉ joins the EBU, EGTA and broadcasters across the world to mark World Television Day. This year, RTÉ, in partnership with the IFI Irish film archive and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), will celebrate the power of TV by broadcasting a specially curated selection of iconic Irish ads from the […]

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Shanley and Perry to co-host Six One News

RTÉ News has announced that Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry will be the new presenters of the RTÉ Six One News from January next. Shanley, who currently presents News at One on RTÉ Radio 1 and Crimecall on RTÉ One, will be joined by RTÉ’s current Washington correspondent Caitriona Perry, as co-hosts on the flagship news show. The current presentation team of Bryan Dobson and […]

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