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Steve Carson named new Director of BBC Scotland
31 Jul 2020 | BBC Scotland has appointed the hugely experienced programme maker, commissioner and award-winning broadcaster Steve Carson, as its new Director. 
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BAI announces details of €4.5m open funding round under Sound & Vision Scheme
30 Jul 2020 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced its intention to operate an open funding round of the Sound and Vision 4 scheme, which will be opened for applications on the September 8th. 
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#Emmys2020: Paul Mescal, Lenny Abrahamson, Sally Rooney, and Louise Kiely nominated for Normal People
28 Jul 2020 | Following its global success Normal People has received four Emmy nominations. 
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BritBox, BBC Studios and ITV’s joint venture SVOD service, announces global expansion plan
27 Jul 2020 | BBC Studios and ITV have announced their intention to roll out BritBox globally, which could see the streaming platform expanding to up to 25 countries worldwide. 
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Lisa McGee's new psychological thriller The Deceived airs on Channel 5 from August 3rd
23 Jul 2020 | Produced by New Pictures, the four-part series was filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. 
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Magic of Cinema campaign launched to coincide with the opening of Irish Cinemas
23 Jul 2020 | The Irish Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Into Film has launched a new campaign that highlights the amount of creative talent and hard work it takes to make a film and create a magical cinema experience. 
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Dancing with the Stars will not return in 2021
22 Jul 2020 | RTÉ has announced that Dancing with the Stars will not go ahead in 2021 due to ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19. 
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Nazi sa Ghaeltacht documentary to air Sunday, July 26th on BBC Two NI
17 Jul 2020 | In Nazi sa Ghaeltacht, Kevin Magee investigates what Mühlhausen, a Nazi party member and German linguist, was really doing in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 1937 in the run up to the Second World War. 
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Season Two of Ink and Light’s animated series Ollie debuts on RTÉjr
15 Jul 2020 | New episodes of the Irish animated series landed on RTÉjr this week and will run Mondays from July 13th, and continue throughout the summer. 
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Virgin Media Ireland appoints Paul Higgins as new Vice-President of Commercial
10 Jul 2020 | Paul Higgins has been appointed Vice-President of Commercial at Virgin Media Ireland. 
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The Young Offenders: Series 3 returns to RTÉ on July 24th
09 Jul 2020 | Vico Films’ hit comedy will return to Irish TV screens with the third series on Friday July 24th at 9.35pm, moving from RTÉ2 TV to prime time RTÉ One TV in the Late Late Show slot. 
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Andrew Byrne appointed TV Project Manager for Screen Ireland
02 Jul 2020 | In an effort to increase its commitment to funding television production across live action and animation, Screen Ireland has announced the appointment of Andrew Byrne to the Production and Development team in the newly created role of TV Project Manager. 
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BBC commits £100m of its content spend towards diverse productions and talent
22 Jun 2020 | The BBC is setting out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform its programming and better represent the public it serves. 
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First look at Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in James Comey Miniseries
17 Jun 2020 | Showtime has revealed the first look at Brendan Gleeson as President Donald J. Trump ahead of the release of their upcoming miniseries The Comey Rule, which is set to release over two nights in late November. 
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New Covid-set webseries Le Ceangal to release on TG4's young people's platform
16 Jun 2020 | Le Ceangal is an 8 x 5-minute new Covid-set web drama or Zoomcom on TG4’s young people’s platform. 
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Programme for Government outlines commitments to productions sector and the Arts
16 Jun 2020 | Fianna Fáil, FineGael and the Green Party have agreed a draft programme for government. 
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Screen Producers Ireland welcomes key programme for government commitments for the production sector
15 Jun 2020 | Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) has welcomed the publication of the draft programme for Government document ‘Our Shared Future,’ which includes the vast majority of the representative body’s key proposals. 
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EZ Films’ David Clarke discusses new Covid-19 dating format Love In Isolation
12 Jun 2020 | Love in Isolation is a unique dating show set against the backdrop of Covid-19, which is now available to view on the RTÉ Player. 
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Tim Robinson: Connemara makes its television debut on TG4; tonight at 9:30pm
10 Jun 2020 | Tim Robinson: Connemara is a film based on his three Connemara books, which have reached international recognition. These publications are ‘Listening to the Wind’, ‘The Last Pool of Darkness’ and ‘A Little Gaelic Kingdom’. 
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Exec Producers Jane Kelly and Philip McGovern discuss making Daniel sa Bhaile
05 Jun 2020 | IFTN caught up with Daniel sa Bhaile Executvie Producers Jane Kelly and Philip McGovern of Big Mountain Productions ahead of the shows first episode this Sunday, 7th June at 6.40pm on TG4. 
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