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‘Domestic Divas’ to Air this Autumn
21 Jul 2014 | Many of those who grew up through the Celtic Tiger years have side-stepped basic life skills such as cooking, mending, sewing and cleaning, instead having take-away dinners, bringing the washing home once a week and throwing out things that aren’t as new as the moment we bought it. 
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New Series of ‘Domhan an Dúlra’ Airs This Weekend
18 Jul 2014 | This iconic and landmark series brings us on a journey around Africa to see its most amazing locations and natural wonders. It is a celebration of Africa’s most spectacular locations, showcasing the full African experience. We journey from the cradle of human civilisation to the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world. Madagascar is where the series begins. 
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New Trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Fall’
18 Jul 2014 | A new trailer for the second season of hit crime drama The Fall has just been released. The new series sees Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson return as serial killer Paul Spector and DSI Stella Gibson respectively in the six-part second season which has finished shooting in Belfast. The series is due for broadcast this autumn. 
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TG4 Launches Nationwide Broadcasting in the USA
18 Jul 2014 | ‘Today's Ireland’ - the public service, educational and free to air channel that broadcasts in the United States has commenced broadcasting Irish language content from TG4 – the award-winning Irish language television station. 
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Reminder: Deadline Approaching to Submit to Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Broadcasting Access Rules
17 Jul 2014 | The deadline to submit feedback to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) public consultation on proposed changes to rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer is 5pm Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. 
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TV3 announces new Documentary Unit and New Primetime Evening Show
17 Jul 2014 | A new Primetime evening show will air on TV3 in January 2015, adding over 127 hours of Irish home produced content to the schedule. A major new production team will be assembled for the new weeknight show comprising of a number of TV3 reporters and anchored by a new name, still to be revealed.
A new Public Affairs Documentary Unit will replace ‘Midweek’. 3e’s news programme ‘fyi’ is to be replaced with 60 second news bulletins throughout the day. 
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World War I on RTÉ
14 Jul 2014 | World War 1 on RTÉ takes a comprehensive view of the Great War from Ireland's perspective through a wide range of documentary, drama, literature and in-show features across television, radio, online and mobile. 
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‘Game of Thrones’ Dominates Emmy Nominations
11 Jul 2014 | Announced yesterday, ‘Game of Thrones’, which is filmed in Northern Ireland and is now in production for its fifth series, has received a commendable 19 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards. It beat series ‘Fargo, which got 18 nominations, and ‘American Horror Story: Coven’, with 17, to receive the most nominations for the 66th annual primetime ceremony. 
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Peter Coonan to star in TV3’s Feature Film ‘The Guarantee’
10 Jul 2014 | Produced by John Kelleher Media in association with the BAI, the Irish Film Board and TV3, filming of ‘The Guarantee’ will get underway in the TV3’s Sony HD Studio on 21st July. Directed by Ian Power (The Runway), the film recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system on the night of September 29, 2008. ‘The Guarantee’ tells the story of that night, and what led to it. Starting four years earlier, it charts the peak of the boom and the beginning of the bust. 
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RTÉ and BBC Comedy to produce ‘Comedy Showcase’ Event
10 Jul 2014 | RTÉ is cooperating with BBC Network Comedy and BBC Northern Ireland on a ‘Comedy Showcase’ Event, which will take place on 22nd September 2014 in Belfast. As part of this RTÉ will be nominating one scripted project which is a classic sitcom setup, to be performed in front of a live audience. 
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TV License Crackdown Approved by Cabinet
10 Jul 2014 | The Irish Times has reported that Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has stated that TV licence evasion will now be tackled more stringently. The Cabinet has agreed to introduce a law that permits An Post to access Sky and UPC subscription data that compares licence fee payers against a list of households and businesses with cable or satellite TV services. The €160 yearly fee is collected by An Post. 
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Specialist AV announces High-Speed Format Delivery Service to assist Broadcasters Worldwide
09 Jul 2014 | Specialist AV, leading provider of CD and DVD mastering and replication; digital archiving; and digital file delivery, has installed a Aspera Server, Telestream Vantage Transcode Pro Software and high-speed (100 Mit/s) fibre channel at its Dublin headquarters. 
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New TV Series ‘Building Ireland’ Starts Tonight
08 Jul 2014 | ‘Building Ireland’ is a 6x25’ documentary TV series which explores, investigates and re-discovers historically significant buildings and engineering achievements in Ireland, exploring the design and construction of landmarks, bridges, buildings, ports and railways over its six episodes. A team of expert presenters in engineering, architecture and geography explore some of the finest examples of Ireland’s building and engineering heritage. 
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Deirfiúracha na hEolaíochta (Sisters of Science) Airs Tonight at 19.30
07 Jul 2014 | A new four part Irish language series produced for RTÉ One by DoubleBand Films airs tonight at 7.30pm. Presenter Róisín Ní Thomáin explores the stories of four pioneering Irish women who helped shape the world of science. 
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Irish People are Watching More Television
04 Jul 2014 | The latest figures from TAM Ireland have revealed that Irish people spend an average of three and half hours watching television every day. This is an increase of 14 minutes per day on the figures as reported by Ipsos MBRI in 2012, the last time the survey was completed. 
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‘Lily's Driftwood Bay’ Gets 2nd Series
04 Jul 2014 | Nickelodeon has commissioned a second series of pre-school series ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ from Belfast indie Sixteen South. A further 52 x 7 minute episodes of the series have been ordered to run next year on Nick Jr. The second season commission follows a licensing deal between Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer products (NVCP) and Sixteen South. The deal gives NVCP the licensing rights for the property within the UK and Ireland. 
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Tile Films documentary to be aired for American viewers
03 Jul 2014 | 60 minute documentary 'Sacred Sites: Ireland' will be aired for American viewers on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday July 7th, giving American viewers a revolutionary new insight into Ireland’s ancient sites. The documentary was produced by Tiles Films, directed and produced by multi award-winning filmmaker Stephen Rooke (Saving the Titanic, Waterways) and written by David Ryan (who also co-wrote the IFTA-winning Cromwell in Ireland). 
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UTV Ireland announces Dublin Headquarters
03 Jul 2014 | UTV Ireland today signed a contract with Brehon Capital Partners to secure the entire ground floor of Macken House, Dublin 1, which will be transformed into the new channel’s broadcast centre. UTV Media plc has a strong existing presence at Macken House, with FM104 located on the first floor and Q102, UTV Radio Solutions and UTV Sales based on the second floor of the building. 
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‘Féilte - Slí an Atlantaigh’ TX TG4 20.30 Tonight
03 Jul 2014 | A brand new TV series called ‘Féilte Slí an Atlantaigh’ airs on TG4 tonight. The series takes the viewer to the Wild Atlantic Way, starting its summer journey in Donegal. Síle Ní Bhraonáin presents the programme, which features sea-kayaking, traditional music and dance, local food and the breath-taking scenery that spans seven of Ireland’s counties. 
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Paul Clarke is appointed Channel Manager at UTV
03 Jul 2014 | Paul Clarke has been appointed as Channel Manager for UTV Television in Northern Ireland with responsibility for leading local production output, resources and budgeting. 
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