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Agencies to star in World TV Day

To mark World Television Day, RTÉ TV Sales will deliver a broadcasting innovation this weekend. In 1996, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed November 21 as World Television Day, to recognise the growing impact of TV and its ability to educate, inform, entertain, foster democracy, encourage freedom of speech and create a range of innovations. […]

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Former Rose to co-host TV3 chat show

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has made no secret of the fact she’d like to either pursue a career in TV or become a wedding planner for gay couples has her chance to blossom on screen with a stint on TV3’s The Seven O’Clock Show. Walsh, who made headlines by being the first Rose […]

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INM strikes RWC deal with TV3

To mark the start of Rugby World Cup (RWC), Independent News & Media (INM) has secured exclusive in-match clips, full access to official match highlights and post-match press conferences in a partnership deal with TV3. The agreement gives Independent.ie readers access to every game throughout the Rugby World Cup tournament in England and Wales. Independent.ie […]

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TV3 all set for rugby extravaganza

TV3 has unveiled its new look 3player app across desktop, iOS and Android platforms. It is said to be a major upgrade on the previous application as it has been reengineered from the ground up to optimise usage across multiple screens and devices and to make it easier to navigate for users. The app delivers a […]

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UTV Ireland rolls out new idents

In a bid to help improve its ratings in the Republic, UTV Ireland has introduced a new look on screen, focusing on Irish people from all walks-of-life as part of its new channel imagery. The refresh tries to highlight Ireland’s diverse cultures and every-day activities from around the country, in tones which aim to reflect […]

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Walsh joyfully boogies for Cadbury’s

In the second installation of Cadbury Ireland #FreeTheJoy videos, Louis Walsh proves that he’s picked up a few moves throughout his career, as he boogies his way to viral success to Baccarra’s ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. The internet sensation has been a big hit generating widespread attention with the video on course to reach […]

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Independent.ie to stream CityJet rugby events

Independent.ie is to stream live the CityJet Rugby World Cup Live series of events which will be broadcast from the RDS in front an audience of 300 people when the RWC gets underway next month. The series is being run as a fundraiser for the the Haiti charity Haven headed up by Independent News & […]

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Stringer joins TV3’s Rugby World Cup team

Former Munster scrum half Peter Stringer has been unveiled as the final pundit on TV3’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) panel. Capped over 100 times for Ireland, Stringer, who recently joined English premiership side Sale Sharks, joined Shane Jennings and Stuart Barnes in highlighting the biggest sporting event of the year – the RWC 2015 in […]

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TV3 sold to UPC for over €80m

UPC Ireland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Global, has entered into an agreement with Doughty Hanson to buy TV3 for €80 million with an extra €7m payable based on TV3 hitting certain targets. Doughty Hanson paid €265m for TV3 in 2006. Chief executive David McRedmond and commercial director Pat Kiely are among those with a 9.5 […]

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TV spend up 5% last year, TAM reports

The total advertising spend on TV last year came to €217,561,131, which is a 30 per cent share of the estimated €750 million total spend advertising spend in the Republic, TAM Ireland reports. It is thought that total advertising revenues increased by four points last year. The figures by KPMG for TAM include spot, sponsorship, product placement […]

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Setanta set to serve up Wimbledon live

Setanta Sports has secured a three-year deal with the All England Tennis Club, to show live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships starting with this year’s tournament at the end of June.  In a further boost to their tennis coverage, Setanta has also confirmed an extension to their deal with Roland Garros, home of the French Open, […]

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Ratings for Kenny’s new chat show disappointing

The first episode of Pat Kenny in the Round which aired on UTV Ireland at 9pm last night averaged 143,000 adults and peaked at 185,000. Javelin media director Ruth Payne said it got a 10.7 per cent all adult share. The show’s first guest was Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte whose daughter Michaela was murdered while […]

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Bleakley explores Wild Atlantic Way route on UTV

Christine Bleakley will set out on a trip along the west coast of Ireland in a new series premiering on UTV Ireland tomorrow night at 8pm. Wild Ireland is a six-part series in which Bleakley meets a host of characters, while discovering coastline and landscape, as she drives, climbs, hikes, kayaks and swims her way along […]

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