Advanced Television


LOL: Ireland to launch in Jan on Prime Video

Prime Video has revealed the official teaser trailer, launch date and key art for its first Irish Original comedy series, LOL: Last One Laughing Ireland, ahead of the series global launch on January 19th 2024. The series will feature some of Ireland’s biggest and best comedic talent: Aisling Bea, Amy Huberman, Catherine Bohart, David McSavage, […]

November 29, 2023

Disney+, Northern Ireland Screen development fund

Disney+ UK and Northern Ireland Screen announced a collaboration during the Belfast Media Festival to help support and grow the production sector in Northern Ireland. Local independent production companies are invited to pitch in a bid to receive a development fund awarded by Disney+ UK and Northern Ireland Screen. The brief: · Female-skewed · Factual […]

November 17, 2023

RTÉ reform plan to ‘regain trust’

RTÉ, the Irish public service broadcaster, has published its strategic reform plan, including a voluntary redundancy scheme targeting those on over €100,000. It also caps the pay of top stars, meaning no one will earn more than director general Kevin Bakhurst. The document sets out a plan to make one in five jobs redundant, rebalance […]

November 17, 2023

Coimisiún na Meán additional funding for Ireland radio

Ireland’s new media regulator and media development agency, Coimisiún Na Meánm has approved funding of €2.4 million for the independent commercial radio sector under the Sound & Vision 4 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. Allocations to individual radio stations range from €35,000 to €95,000. The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, […]

November 7, 2023

EDPB urgent binding decision on Meta

On October 27th, the EDPB adopted an urgent binding decision instructing the Irish (IE) DPA as lead supervisory authority (LSA) to take, within two weeks, final measures regarding Meta Ireland Limited (Meta IE) and to impose a ban on the processing of personal data for behavioural advertising on the legal bases of contract and legitimate […]

November 2, 2023

France, Ireland support Digital Services Act

The Commission services have signed administrative arrangements with the media regulators of France (Autorité de regulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique, Arcom) and Ireland (Coimisiún na Meán), to support its supervisory and enforcement powers under the Digital Services Act (DSA). These arrangements aim at developing expertise and capabilities and follow the Commission Recommendation to […]

October 23, 2023

Sky to co-chair The Irish Industry Trust

The Irish Industry Trust has confirmed a new line-up for its Membership Board, with Mark Carpenter, Director of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs – EU & Ireland at Sky, becoming co-chair, effective immediately, having previously sat as a board member. Alongside Carpenter is a growing board of representatives, including fellow co-chair Martin O’Grady – The Walt Disney Company, Barbara […]

October 9, 2023

CommScope helps to support increased Three network data usage

Three UK and Three Ireland both utilised CommScope’s newly-developed 6-beam antennas to support an increase in mobile data demand at some of the largest events in the UK and Ireland over the summer months. With the traffic growth being delivered by increased usage on both 4G and 5G networks, both Three UK and Three Ireland […]

October 4, 2023

Ireland: Narrative extends Sky Media partnership

Narrative Entertainment, the UK independent TV broadcaster, has launched its GREAT! Movies and GREAT! TV channels on Sky Media in Ireland. Sky Media has added the two Narrative Entertainment channels to its Irish ad sales portfolio, making the GREAT! Network available to Irish advertisers for the first time. The extension into Ireland builds on the […]

September 11, 2023

Sky orders Small Town, Big Story

Christina Hendricks and Paddy Considine will star in Sky Original Small Town, Big Story, a dramatic comedy created and directed by Chris O’Dowd (pictured). The new series from Playground and FilmNation Entertainment has started filming on location in Ireland and is expected to debut on Sky and streaming service NOW in the UK & Ireland […]

September 8, 2023