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Great Island announces Headcase series

Great Island, the Irish production company established in Cork in 2020 by TV Producer Mark Kenny and software entrepreneur Jim Robinson, are bringing Headcase, their lead drama, to market from a slate of twelve projects in development. They are creating content across animation, drama and unscripted formats. Headcase is a comedy-drama which follows a troubled, double-life leading Cork […]

February 7, 2024

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

Bakhurst incoming RTÉ DG; board stood down

Kevin Bakhurst has taken up office as Director-General of Irish national broadcaster RTÉ following the controversial resignation of Dee Forbes. Bakhurst was appointed as the next Director General of RTÉ in April 2023 with the intention that he replace Forbes at the end of her term on July 11th. In a letter to staff, Bakhurst, […]

July 10, 2023

Forbes resigns from RTÉ

Following the uncovering of undisclosed payments to RTÉ’s top earner Ryan Tubridy, the broadcaster’s Director General Dee Forbes issued a statement and tendered her resignation “with immediate effect”. RTÉ has previously announced that Forbes had been suspended from her role. Minister for Media Catherine Martin has announced an external review of governance and culture at […]

June 26, 2023

RTÉ suspends DG for secret payments

RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, has suspended its director general over secret payments of €345,000. The board suspended Dee Forbes after the payments to TV and radio presenter Ryan Tubridy, between 2017 and 2020, came to light in an internal audit. The board apologised for what it said was a betrayal of public trust. Catherine Martin, […]

June 23, 2023

Second season The Dry begins production in Dublin

Production company Element Pictures (Normal People, Conversations with Friends, The Gallows Pole), a Fremantle company, have announced filming has commenced on the second season of comedy-drama The Dry for ITVX and RTÉ, produced by Element Pictures, in association with Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland and ITV Studios.The eight-part comedy drama written by BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Nancy Harris (Dates) […]

June 15, 2023

Bakhurst new RTÉ Director General

Irish public service broadcaster RTÉ has appointed Kevin Bakhurst as the next Director General of RTÉ following an extensive and competitive recruitment process which was managed by the RTÉ Board. Bakhurst will replace Dee Forbes as Director General of RTÉ when her term comes to an end on July 11th. Bakhurst was previously Managing Director […]

April 19, 2023By Colin Mann

WildBear announces multiple rights deals

WildBear International, the distribution arm of WildBear Entertainment, one of Australia’s biggest producers of factual programming, has announcd a raft of deals for the newest titles on its natural history slate. Extreme Snakes (2 x 60), which explores the innovative and flexible ways snakes survive in the extreme environments of Australia and Africa, has been […]

April 3, 2023

RTÉ, Virgin Media secure Rugby World Cup 2023 rights

RTÉ and Virgin Media will be the destination for fans in Ireland wanting to watch every moment of Rugby World Cup 2023, World Rugby has confirmed. With Ireland going for a Six Nations Grand Slam and currently holding number one position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings Powered by Capgemini, excitement for the tournament in […]

March 17, 2023

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