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Kelly appointed BBC NI Head of News

BBC Northern Ireland has appointed Kevin Kelly as Head of News and Current Affairs.  Kelly had been interim Head of News and Current Affairs since January 2022 and succeeds Adam Smyth, who was recently appointed Director of BBC NI. Kelly will have lead responsibility for the BBC’s News and Current Affairs output in Northern Ireland, […]

May 22, 2023

RTS NI announce finalists for Television Awards

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) has revealed the 37 nominees shortlisted for this year’s prestigious RTS NI Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom. The winners will be announced at the 8th RTS NI Awards Ceremony which takes place on June 1st at City Hall Belfast. Fiona Campbell, Chair of RTS NI said: “What […]

May 2, 2023

Smyth appointed Director of BBC Northern Ireland

Adam Smyth has been named as the new Director of BBC Northern Ireland. He has been the Interim Director of the BBC in Northern Ireland since December 2021 and will take up this role with immediate effect. Smyth will have lead editorial responsibility for BBC services and output in Northern Ireland. This includes news and […]

April 5, 2023

Fibrus launches “fastest broadband” in Northern Ireland

Full fibre broadband operator Fibrus has launched what it says is Northern Ireland’s fastest broadband service at 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) following the first upgrades to its cutting-edge broadband network. The provider has been rolling out its upgrades that will see its network now support 10 Gbps, some 50 times faster than Northern Ireland’s […]

February 6, 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

Viaplay scores home nations football package in UK

Viaplay and UEFA have entered a four-year partnership in the UK for Viaplay to show at least 40 exclusive live matches featuring the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish men’s national football teams respectively. Starting in 2024, fans will be able to follow all European Qualifiers to the UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup played by […]

April 27, 2022

Stellify Media recommission with Beauty Queen & Single

Stellify Media, the Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-owned, Belfast-based indie, has been re-commissioned by BBC One Northern Ireland, for another series of Beauty Queen & Single – the unique dating experiment that challenges self-confessed “beauty queens” to ditch their flawless perfection and embrace their natural beauty by going on five dates, with five guys, wearing not a scrap […]

April 6, 2022

Stellify Media scores a recommission and a network premiere

BBC One Northern Ireland has recommissioned the award-winning Belfast-based indie Stellify Media, for a second series of Farm To Feast: Best Menu Wins – the first farm to fork cookery programme.   The series presented by Eamonn Holmes with Michelin star chef Danni Barry and food critic Joris Minne as judges is set to return to […]

February 16, 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