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RTÉ Broadcasted the Top 20 Television Programmes in Ireland in 2016
17 Jan 2017 | RTÉ television broadcast all 20 of the top 20 programmes broadcast in Ireland last year, TAM Ireland/Nielsen consolidated figures have revealed. 12 of the top 20 programmes included live sport broadcasts such as the summer; EUFA Euro 2016 matches, ‘The Sunday Game Live’ All Ireland final between Dublin and Mayo plus Rugby games for the Guinness Series Live and RBS 6 Nations. 
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HBO Programming President Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Potential
17 Jan 2017 | Discussing the plans for Westeros when ‘Game of Thrones’ finishes its final eighth season. In a new interview with EW, Casey Bloys, HBO Programming President talked about the levels of expectancy to create something else from the show. 
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Tyrell CCT on Avid Studio Suite upgrade for TV3
17 Jan 2017 | Dublin-based Tyrell CCT (Content Creation Tools) is a technology solutions provider for the broadcast, post production, production and education sectors in Ireland and the UK. 
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‘First Dates Ireland’ Returns
17 Jan 2017 | The hit dating show ‘First Dates Ireland’ is back with the new series starting on RTÉ 2 on Thursday the 19th January at 9.30pm. 
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Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Training Scheme
16 Jan 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen is seeking participants for the first Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Training Scheme. 
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Irish TV Viewing Up 11 Minutes Per Day Compared To 10 Years Ago
16 Jan 2017 | Official TAM Ireland/Nielsen figures on TV viewing for 2016 shows that viewing is central to the fabric of Irish life. Irish adults in the average TV household watched for 3 hours and 21 minutes every day. 
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TG4 Producers Information Session to Unveil New Programming Strategy
16 Jan 2017 | TG4 is inviting people to its TG4 Producers Information Session which is to be held at the Radisson Hotel, Galway, 10am-4pm on Wednesday 18th January 2017. 
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Celebrating Five Years of Netflix in Ireland: Irish Talent, Titles & Upcoming Releases
13 Jan 2017 | The leading streaming service launched on January 10th 2012, making international shows available to Irish users and recently seeing some of our home-grown film and television joining the line-up of global content. 
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Annual Broadcast Video Production Show to run March 27th & 28th in Dublin
13 Jan 2017 | This 2017 line-up for the BVPS taking place in the The Crowne Plaza Northwood Santry sees additional manufacturers joining this year. 
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The latest ‘Jack Taylor’ to air on be3 Saturday January 14th
12 Jan 2017 | The latest instalment of the internationally successful series based on the acclaimed novels by Galway author Ken Bruen airs Saturday at 21:00 on be3. 
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New series ‘This is Jobstown’ starting tonight at 21:00 on TV3
12 Jan 2017 | Tonight’s episode marks the first in a four-part series exploring the world of Jobstown, Tallaght, the area at the forefront of the fight against water charges in Ireland. The series is produced by Motive TV for TV3. 
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BAI Releases 2016 Infographic
11 Jan 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today (11.01.17) released its end-of-year infographic, charting much of its activity over 2016. 
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The busy 'Vikings' star Moe Dunford chats to IFTN about the latest season returning tonight, ‘Patrick’s Day’, ‘Black 47’ and more
11 Jan 2017 | The Irish actor best known for his role as Aethelwulf caught up with IFTN during a break on set, to talk about ‘Vikings’, which returns tonight on RTÉ 2 after it’s mid season break, ‘Black 47’, Lance Daly’s famine feature which Moe is currently filming, ‘Handsome Devil’, ‘Patrick’s Day’, and his next project ‘The Mute’ filming in Poland later this year. 
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“The bar keeps getting set higher with each new season” – Actress Cathy Belton on ‘Red Rock' S03
11 Jan 2017 | The third season of home-grown drama ‘Red Rock’ returned to Irish screens last Monday, January 8th with a feature length episode coinciding with the launch of the new three-channel line-up from TV3 Group. 
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BBC Saturday Night Slot for Mrs Brown’s Boys Spin-Off
10 Jan 2017 | The mammy of Irish Comedy, Mrs Brown, is inviting the audience round to her house for a brand new Saturday night TV show, ‘All Round to Mrs Brown’s’. 
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Shortscreen to feature Galway City of Film & RTÉ Short Film Commission Projects
10 Jan 2017 | RTÉ Shortscreen features the best of Irish short films each Monday night on RTÉ2 and also makes each film available on RTÉ Player. This week ‘The Great Wide Open’ and ‘Looks Like Rain’ are included in the line-up. 
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RTÉ News Factual Call for Ideas
10 Jan 2017 | RTÉ have issued a call for ideas for the Autumn of 2017 on the subject of class. This September, RTÉ Factual wants to kick-start a national conversation on class with a season of programmes on RTÉ One. 
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Over 1.2 million viewers tuned in to RTÉ’s 'Dancing with the Stars'
09 Jan 2017 | RTÉ One’s brand new Sunday night family entertainment show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ got off to a glittering start last night tangoing its way to an average audience of 640,000 viewers and an audience share of 43 per cent. Over 1.2 million viewers tuned in over the course of the two-hour show. 
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'Ar Mo Bhealach Féin' An Irish Language Broadcast Fund Series On BBC Two NI
09 Jan 2017 | The Irish Language Broadcast Fund series 'Ar Mo Bhealach Féin', is being shown on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday 9th January at 10pm. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ Writer/Director Terry McMahon on Public Response to Television Premiere
09 Jan 2017 | The Irish feature film starring Moe Dunford (Vikings) had its premiere on RTÉ 2 on January 2nd and went on to trend across social media for days as the public applauded its Irish talent and quality, original storytelling. 
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