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Ireland

Hugh Laurie’s Agatha Christie adaptation on BritBox

BritBox UK has announced that Hugh Laurie’s three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, will launch exclusively on the streaming service this spring. The series is commissioned by BritBox North America and produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited. The cast features Will Poulter (The Revenant, Detroit, Dopesick) as […]

February 8, 2022

BBC Sport NI to stream GAA Allianz League

Matches in the GAA Allianz leagues will be live streamed by the BBC for the first time this season. A game each weekend will be featured on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website starting on January 29th with Down’s Division Two football match against Derry at Owenbeg. The football coverage continues with Galway’s […]

January 27, 2022

BBC NI extends NW200 deal

BBC Sport NI has extended its broadcast deal with the fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200 by a further two years. Due to the pandemic the North West 200 hasn’t been staged since 2019, but the BBC has underlined its long-term commitment to Northern Ireland’s largest outside sporting event by renewing the deal until […]

January 21, 2022

Stellify Media lands first format deal in Russia

Stellify Media, the independent production company based in Belfast, have signed a deal that will see the format of their smash-hit Netflix series Flinch coming to Russia. The format is distributed by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) The format of the series is a show with one simple rule – do not FLINCH.  The original show […]

January 18, 2022

Ireland: Sky News on Saorview

Sky’s flagship international news service, Sky News, will become free to air in Ireland as the channel launches on the Saorview platform from November 30th. Users of Ireland’s free digital television service will find Sky News on Saorview channel 23 – giving viewers access to Sky News’ live 24-hour news bulletins and programmes, with all […]

November 26, 2021

Kantar and Route launch new out-of-home ad buying platform

Kantar, the evidence-based insights and consulting company, has integrated its TGI consumer survey data with audience insights from out-of-home measurement currency Route in a new joint platform. The move will allow clients to undertake more refined audience profiling and exploit enhanced advertising targeting opportunities when planning and buying out-of-home campaigns. This is thanks to the […]

September 23, 2021

Pure Telecom launches Pure TV

In a first of its kind move in the Irish ISP market, Irish multiplay telco Pure Telecom is launching TV services, aiming to improve its reach, ARPU and customer tenure through aggressively-positioned Fibre and TV bundles. TV-as-a-Service provider Netgem TV will be powering Pure TV, which will leverage Netgem’s smart solutions for ISPs. Netgem partners […]

September 21, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC Cymru Wales, BBC NI score rugby rights

Ulster Rugby returns to BBC Northern Ireland this season with live coverage of six of the province’s home matches in the inaugural United Rugby Championship. The new three-year broadcast deal will also see the introduction of a new weekly TV programme – The Ulster Rugby Show – featuring a line-up of special guests and pundits […]

August 31, 2021

Premier Sports reveals Premier League fixtures for August, September in Ireland

Premier Sports has unveiled six exclusive live Premier League fixtures for August and September with the new 2021/2022 season approaching imminently. The new Premier League officially gets underway in just under one months’ time and exclusive live 3pm Saturday fixtures will return to Premier Sports on August 14th as current Champions League holders welcome Crystal […]

July 26, 2021

BBC Three commissions Stitch, Please! from Waddell Media

BBC Three has commissioned Stitch, Please! a new 4 x 30 factual entertainment series from Waddell Media as a result of the collaborative partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen. Hosted by Northern Irish drag queen and social media star Blu Hydrangea, who featured in series one of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Stitch, […]

June 25, 2021