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Complaints about TV3 game show upheld

All 16 complaints made about Play TV, the controversial interactive game show on TV3, have been upheld by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC). The late-night premium-rate show invites viewers to phone in and solve puzzles to win various amounts of money. Calls cost €1.50, even if the caller fails to be put through to the […]

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RTE scored two million viewers with Paris match

The second leg of the World Cup qualifier play-off between France and the Republic of Ireland in the Stade de France (pictured) in Paris on Wednesday night attracted over two million viewers, the highest TV audience of the year so far and the highest audience for any sporting event since 1995. RTE reported that 1.07m people […]

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Ireland on Channel 7 Down Under

Tourism Ireland has launched its first major TV campaign in Australia in over seven years.  The creative was developed by JWT, under the brand tagline rolled out this year, ‘Go Where Ireland Takes You’. The TV ads aim to capture the spontaneity and fun of holidaying in Ireland and to show some great experiences Australians […]

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McCann's go with Tayto blockbuster

McCann Erickson has launched a new TV campaign to promote the new Mr Tayto book, The Man Inside the Jacket. The TV commercial uses a concept synonymous with the release of a movie blockbuster. The book was written by Double Z while the design was handled by Four5One. The rendering of the Mr Tayto images […]

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RTE agrees a deal to show second World Cup play-off in Paris

RTE is to show the second leg of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying play-off against France in the Stade de France in Paris tomorrow following a breakthrough in negotiations with the French TV company which owns the rights. The match will also be broadcast on RTE Radio 1. Speaking on Today with Pat […]

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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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