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BBC acquires North Sea Connection

The BBC has acquired North Sea Connection, with the Irish crime drama set to air on BBC Four and iPlayer in February. Written by Mark Greig (Marcella, Bulletproof), and directed by Hannah Quinn and Paul Murphy, the six-part series is a story of complex family dynamics set against a dramatic Irish landscape. Ciara Kenny fishes […]

January 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

The Dry to stream on ITVX

ITV has announced that acclaimed comedy-drama series The Dry will become available on new streaming platform, ITVX, from March 23rd. The Dry features Roisin Gallagher as Shiv Sheridan who returns to Dublin after years of partying in London, sober and full of good intentions – but being back with her family makes staying on ‘the […]

January 18, 2023

Public Image Ltd compete to enter Eurovision Song Contest

Public Image Ltd (PiL) are confirmed to take part in the competition to represent Ireland at the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest with the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared called Hawaii, which is now available for streaming and download. The song is a love letter to […]

January 9, 2023

NIFL Premiership to be streamed live on BBC

As part of BBC Sport NI’s coverage of the NIFL Danske Bank Premiership, eight games will be live streamed on BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport NI website in the new year. Defending Champions Linfield kick off the coverage as they travel to high-flying Cliftonville on January 10th. Cliftonville are soon in action again, […]

December 20, 2022

Deadpan Pictures bolsters team

Deadpan Pictures, the award-winning Ireland based independent production company behind hits including Moone Boy, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, has appointed three new executives as part of the ongoing company expansion.  Deadpan Pictures was founded in 2014 by producers Paul Donovan and Ailish McElmeel. Sam Atwell, Aisling Kiely and Eleanor White join the growing team as Head […]

November 17, 2022

BBC signs broadcast deal with the GAA

The All-Ireland senior football and hurling finals will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer for the first time as part of a new, five-year contract between the GAA and the BBC. This landmark agreement means that the All-Ireland semi-finals will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer and that either the All-Ireland Senior Football Final, or the […]

October 26, 2022

Spotify acquires Kinzen

Spotify has acquired Ireland-based Kinzen, a specialist in protecting online communities from harmful content. Spotify says that its current partnership with Kinzen, which began in 2020, has been critical to enhancing its approach to platform safety. The company’s technology is particularly suited for podcasting and audio formats. “We’ve long had an impactful and collaborative partnership […]

October 6, 2022

Virgin Media Ireland launches new channel

Virgin Media Television has launched a new free-to-air TV channel. Billed as a general entertainment channel, Virgin Media Four will offer a “mixture of home-produced and top international content”. “Virgin Media One is our flagship channel and home to VMTV’s biggest brands from Ireland AM to Virgin Media News; Virgin Media Two is now clearly […]

August 24, 2022

Sky Glass readies Ireland launch

Sky Ireland has announced that Sky’s connected TV, Sky Glass, will officially launch in Ireland on August 25th. Available in a range of sizes and colours, Sky Glass allows users to receive Sky TV over WiFi – removing the need for a satellite dish or set-top box. Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, commented: “Following its […]

July 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky announces recipients of Women’s National Team bursary

Sky Ireland, Primary Partner of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team, has announced the five recipients of the inaugural Sky WNT Fund. The Sky bursary is designed to support members of the senior women’s team on their paths outside of football. The announcement follows the unveiling of the fund earlier this year, on March […]

July 25, 2022