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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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RTÉ Returns to Break-Even After Challenging Financial Year
03 Jul 2014 | RTÉ has released its Annual Report and Group Consolidated Financial Statements for the Year ended 31st December 2013. 
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‘Way to Go? Death & the Irish’ TX RTÉ 1 Tonight at 21.35
01 Jul 2014 | Presented by Norah Casey, whose husband Richard died in 2011, the frank and revealing film ‘Way to Go? Death & the Irish’ features first hand experiences of a broad range of people including healthcare professionals and people who are dying speaking openly and honestly about going through what will be the last months of their own lives. 
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RTÉ’s Head of Formats Takes Up Role as Director of its Primetime Soap
30 Jun 2014 | Tonyia Dowling Head of Formats at RTÉ is to pursue a new career ambition taking up the role of Director of the national broadcaster’s primetime soap, ‘Fair City’. 
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Kavaleer Secures Funding for More Episodes of ‘Wildernuts’
30 Jun 2014 | Kavaleer Productions has closed finance for another 26 episodes of their hit RTEjr show ‘Wildernuts’. The new episodes will bring to 52 the adventures of Cap’n Quilty and his intrepid crew as they scour the four corners of their island home for Treasures of Nature. 
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Broadcasting Authority to Launch Public Consultation on Revised Draft Code of Programme Standards
27 Jun 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will launch a public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that will apply to all Irish broadcasters on Tuesday, 1st July at BAI offices, 2-4 Warrington Place, Dublin 2. A media briefing on the draft code will take place at 10am, and it will be delivered by the Chair of the BAI, Bob Collins and the Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe. 
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Documentary 'Only in Mahagonny: The Legacy’ airs on Sky Arts Tomorrow
27 Jun 2014 | Documentary 'Only in Mahagonny: The Legacy', based on the recent production of 'The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny' opera in Dublin, will be broadcast on Sky Arts 2 this Saturday 28 June at 7pm
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BAI Launches Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2014
26 Jun 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme for 2014 this week. This year, an allocation of €30,000 is available for the funding of the Scheme. 
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New Setanta Sports Series Examining Role of the Referee Premieres Tonight
24 Jun 2014 | This week Setanta Sports Ireland will feature a new TV series that focuses the on role of the referee in Ireland’s top sports - soccer, GAA and rugby. 
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Tales of Irish Castles TX Sunday 22 June 18.15
20 Jun 2014 | The series premiere of ‘Tales of Irish Castles’ airs this Sunday on TV3. Produced by Sideline, the series will take the audience on an educational journey throughout Ireland, where more castles were built than in the rest of the British Isles combined. The six part series is presented by Simon Delaney (‘The Fall’, ‘Roy’, ‘Delivery Man’). 
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UTV Ireland Reveals its New Brand Identity
19 Jun 2014 | UTV Ireland hosted a briefing session today for independent production companies where the new UTV Ireland brand identity was revealed by Managing Director, Michael Wilson and Head of Channel, Mary Curtis. 
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Cast Added to Season 3 of ‘Vikings’
19 Jun 2014 | Following the announcement of Ben Robson joining ‘Vikings’, more additions have since been made to the cast for the latest season of the hit History Channel series. ‘Vikings’ follows the adventures of the warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). The upcoming third season will, like its preceding seasons, be shot in Co. Wicklow with production in Luggala and Ashford Studios. Filming is currently underway. 
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Neal Cummins is Appointed Communications Manager for UTV Ireland
16 Jun 2014 | UTV Ireland has announced the appointment of Neal Cummins as the channel’s new Communications Manager. 
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New BBCNI Series ‘The Gaitherin’ Begins Thursday
09 Jun 2014 | Produced by Tern Television with support from Northern Ireland Screen, ‘The Gaitherin’ is a new monthly magazine series which celebrates the culture, language and lives of the Ulster-Scots. 
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RTÉ Nature Series Wins Award at Media Festival in Canada
09 Jun 2014 | RTÉ One’s series ‘Secrets of the Irish Landscape’ won a Rockie Award in the Best Science and Technology category at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada yesterday. The three-part series also won the Gold Medal award at the New York Film and Television Festival and the special Jury Prize at the Houston Film Festival. 
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Foster and Allen’s New TG4 Series
06 Jun 2014 | Following on from the success of their TG4 series last year, Mick Foster and Tony Allen return with a new 13 week series of ‘The Foster and Allen Show’. Featuring music and song recorded in the TG4 studios, the series starts this Sunday 8th June on TG4 and is repeated on Wednesday nights. 
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