13 August 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network

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Irish Television Broadcasters

Alan Esslemont - Ardstiúrthóir (CEO)
Baile na hAbhann, Co na Gaillimhe, Eire.
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TG4 is a national television channel. The daily Irish language programme schedule is its core service: over five hours of innovative quality programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages. Over 730,000 viewers tune into the channel each day.

TG4 invests over £12m annually in original programming from the independent production sector in Ireland. This investment supports 350 posts in small private sector companies throughout the island. TG4 is the most positive and high-profile Government policy for the Irish language for the past fifty years. The project has received the support of all parties and Governments since 1992.

TG4 provides 16 hours a day of television from current Exchequer funding of the order of £16m per annum. TG4 also sells commercial air-time and programme sponsorship.

TG4 is a public service broadcaster. It carries live coverage of key parts of the proceedings of Dáil Éireann. TG4 was established and operates under the statutory umbrella of RTÉ. TG4 receives a programme supply of 360 hours of programming annually from RTÉ, at no cost to TG4. TG4 has premiere exclusive live tv rights for a number of top GAA and other sports competitions 2001-2003, including the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Championships and the Celtic League in Rugby Union.

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02 Aug 2022 491,000 tuned in to TG4 to watch Sunday's TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Finals
29 Jul 2022 First Chance: New TG4 series of imaginative short dramas and documentaries launches on Player
25 Jul 2022 Applications now open for Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge
21 Jul 2022 Tom Collins: “For me it's all about the work, which is about creating a reflection of a modern Irish cultural identity that can travel beyond borders, history and these shores.”
15 Jul 2022 New trailer released for heart-warming Irish language feature Róise & Frank ahead of September theatrical release
12 Jul 2022 Lakelands named Best Irish Film as winners announced for 34th Galway Film Fleadh
11 Jul 2022 Bankside Films boards Colm Bairéad's record-breaking Irish language drama An Cailín Ciúin
08 Jul 2022 Several new Funding Schemes announced by TG4, in association with Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen
30 Jun 2022 Five TG4-supported films to receive world premieres at Galway Film Fleadh 2022


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