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Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’ enters animation production
19 May 2016 | Cartoon Saloon, the Kilkenny based animation studio behind the Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’, have entered animation production on their latest feature film ‘The Breadwinner’. 
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Content Media Exclusive First Look Partnership with Deadpan Pictures
10 May 2016 | Content will distribute Deadpan’s new 6 x 30’ drama ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’, which is currently shooting, plus first look rights to rep six original productions for TV internationally. 
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TG4 Honoured at Oireachtas na Gaeilge Media Awards
09 May 2016 | TG4 to be Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Irish Language Media Awards 
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Northern Irish shot ‘Game of Thrones’ officially renewed for seventh season ahead of season six premiere this weekend
22 Apr 2016 | As the world prepares itself for Northern Irish shot series ‘Game of Thrones’ to air its’ sixth season this weekend, HBO has announced that they have officially renewed the juggernaut series for a seventh season. 
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Northern Irish series ‘The Secret’ gets ITV broadcast date
22 Apr 2016 | New four-part Northern Irish drama series ‘The Secret’ starring James Nesbitt (‘Lucky Man’) and Genevieve O’Reilly (‘The Honourable Woman’) will air on Friday, April 29th at 9pm. 
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Tile Films complete post on ambitious TG4 period drama series ‘Éiri Amach Amú/Wrecking the Rising’
15 Apr 2016 | Tile Films has just completed post-production on ‘Éiri Amach Amú/Wrecking the Rising’ for TG4. 
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New BAI/TV3 series on Irish comedy ‘The Stand-Ups’ to air on Saturday, April 16th
15 Apr 2016 | Award winning TV, Film and Digital studio beActive has announced the TV Premiere of ‘The Stand Ups’, a two-part documentary series that examines the heritage of Irish stand-up comedy, from the birth of the International Comedy Cellar in the 1970s to the present day. The first episode will air on TV3 this Saturday April 16th at 10.20pm. 
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MIPTV: Smithsonian channels greenlights doc series from Ireland’s Tile Films
07 Apr 2016 | News from MIPTV where the Smithsonian Channel has greenlit a 4K UHD documentary series on sacred places, to be produced by Ireland’s Tile Films, a producer of creative documentaries and specialist factual content. 
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RTÉ appoints Dee Forbes as Director-General
01 Apr 2016 | Following a rigorous recruitment process overseen by its Board, RTÉ has today appointed Dee Forbes as Director-General. 
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RTÉ’s weekend of 1916 programming attracts over three million viewers
31 Mar 2016 | Over three million viewers (3,085,000) tuned in to RTÉ television from Friday evening's Late Late Show to Monday night's ‘Centenary’, reaching 75% of the viewing population, for RTÉ’s extended 1916 centenary programming. 
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Acclaimed ‘Centenary’ concert book-ends RTÉ’s Easter Rising programming
29 Mar 2016 | RTÉ’s Easter Rising coverage came to an end last night, with an acclaimed ‘Centenary’ concert featuring some of Ireland’s best known singers, musicians and performers airing on RTÉ One and to the Irish diaspora around the world on RTÉ Player International. 
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‘Vikings’, currently airing on Monday nights on RTÉ2, proves an enduring success worldwide
21 Mar 2016 | The fourth season of Irish co-produced series ‘Vikings’ is proving a hit with both audiences and critics alike with History renewing the period drama for another 20 episode season, due to premiere in 2017. 
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IFTA nominated ‘The Queen of Ireland’ to have TV premiere on March 27th
21 Mar 2016 | The IFTA nominated Panti documentary ‘The Queen of Ireland’, which had a theatrical release late last year, will air on RTÉ2 on Easter Sunday (March 27th) at 10pm. 
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Northern Irish drama ‘Line of Duty’ returns for third season on March 24th
18 Mar 2016 | ‘Line of Duty’, filmed on location in Northern Ireland and supported by Northern Ireland Screen, returns with a third series on Thursday, 24th March at 9pm on BBC One. 
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St Patrick’s weekend will see three Irish films hit cinemas
16 Mar 2016 | In what is extremely apt timing, St Patrick’s weekend will see the release of three Irish films to cinemas, as well as a re-release of an old classic and a slew of Irish films airing on television, including the small screen premiere of Paul Mercier’s ‘Pursuit’. 
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Seven of Splanc! shorts to be broadcast on TG4 over Easter
16 Mar 2016 | Seven of the Splanc! 2016 short films commissioned by the Arts Council and TG4, in partnership with the Galway Film Centre, will be broadcast on TG4 over the Easter weekend, featuring work from acclaimed filmmakers such as Pat Collins and Tadgh O’Sullivan. 
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TV3 creates new portal for programme submissions
10 Mar 2016 | The deadline for submissions to TV3 for Round 26 of the BAI Sound & Vision Fund is tomorrow (Friday 11th March, 2016). 
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Irish TV announce new weekend course in Television Presenting
08 Mar 2016 | Irish TV has announced details of their training course in Television Presenting. The weekend course takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of April 2016 and tutors include Presenter Malachi Cush and Director Theo O’Grady. 
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RTÉ to sub-licence 22 Euro 2016 games to TV3
03 Mar 2016 | RTÉ has reached an agreement with TV3 to sub-licence 22 of the 51 games of the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals. 
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ITV complete €135m acquisition of UTV Media’s television assets
01 Mar 2016 | The £100m (€135m) sale of UTV’s television assets to ITV plc has completed, with UTV and UTV Ireland’s 250 staff officially becoming part of ITV’s global business. 
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