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Sky’s NOW TV, the ‘no-strings’ online streaming service launches in Ireland
26 Apr 2017 | NOW TV, the online streaming service offering millions the opportunity to stream unmissable shows, the biggest blockbuster movies and exclusive live sport, all without a contract, is now available in Ireland. 
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TV Services Direct to Your Mobile for Some Irish Customers
25 Apr 2017 | After Government plans to broaden the legal definition of “television set” were rumoured at the end of March. The news that larger screen tablet and laptop devices will soon have to buy a TV licence, looks to have set the ball rolling for some Irish TV operators looking to start offering their TV services direct to customer’s phone screens. 
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Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location Post-Brexit
24 Mar 2017 | For IFTN readers & relevant industry members involved within broadcasting here in Ireland and the United Kingdom. LK Shields Solicitors have provided an informative piece detailing concerns for UK-based broadcasters in the face of Brexit and why Ireland is an attractive place for relocation. 
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BAI Launches 3 Year Strategy Statement
24 Feb 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) strategy sets out its vision as ‘an Irish media landscape that reflects and shapes who we are’. 
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Virgin Media Creates 120 New Jobs for Limerick
03 Feb 2017 | Virgin Media confirmed 120 new jobs are being created at its National Customer Experience Centre at Roxboro in Limerick bringing staff numbers to 400. In a further major boost to the local economy. 
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Irish Director Behind the New Virgin TV Ad
18 Jan 2017 | A new ad campaign directed by Irish director Brian Williams ‘Time to Kill’, ‘Harvest Lake’ focuses on the new era in entertainment, one which is no longer just about TV but the combination of great TV and superfast broadband. 
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21st Century Fox Will Pay £11.7bn in Sky Takeover Bid
15 Dec 2016 | Rupert Murdoch has confirmed 21st Century Fox has lodged a £11.7bn bid for the 61% stake it doesn't own in Sky. 
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61 Staff at UTV Ireland Invited to Apply for 40 New Positions in TV3
06 Dec 2016 | TV3 said it is looking to fill 40 vacancies, which would be open to the existing 61 staff of UTV Ireland to apply for. 
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'Be3' to Replace UTV Ireland as Part of TV3 Rebrand
06 Dec 2016 | TV3’s new look three channel offering will launch on Monday 9th January, 2017 replacing UTV Ireland 
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TV3 concludes transaction to acquire UTV Ireland
01 Dec 2016 | TV3, Ireland’s leading commercial broadcaster and owned by Virgin Media Limited, today announced it has completed the acquisition of UTV Ireland. The company also confirmed it will have three free-to-air TV channels operating under the TV3 Group. 
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RTÉ's Director General holding staff updates on current financial situation
30 Nov 2016 | RTÉ's new Director General Dee Forbes is said to be holding a series of staff updates on Wednesday 30th November to brief staff on the current financial situation at Montrose. 
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“RTÉ may not produce DVDs of its drama programming next year if distribution does not improve,” says Director
28 Nov 2016 | RTÉ and other producers of Irish content have been alarmed by the fall off in retail sales of DVDs and CDs in the past year. 
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Selective Scheme for Cinema Distribution Deadline Approaches
28 Nov 2016 | The selective support scheme aims to expand the wider trans-national distribution of recent non-national European films by encouraging theatrical distributors in particular to invest in promotion and adequate distribution of non-national European films. 
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Irish TV Closure leads to job losses in Northern Ireland
28 Nov 2016 | It's understood around 30 jobs have been lost as a result of the closure. It's believed around nine full-time staff were employed at the office with around two dozen others working for the firm. The Irish TV (NI) Limited office is based at the Torrent Complex at Hillview Avenue in Donaghmore, Co Tyrone. 
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Days left to submit views on BAI’s 3 year Strategy Statement
28 Nov 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is reminding members of the viewing and listening public, broadcasters and other interested individuals that the public consultation on its draft Strategy Statement (2017-2019) will close at noon on Thursday, 1st December. 
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Jobs to be lost at RTÉ
25 Nov 2016 | RTÉ announced on Wednesday evening that it would no longer be producing programmes for young people. It issued a statement confirming the news. 
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No Final Decision on Proposals to Sell Up to €50m Worth of Land on RTÉ Site
24 Nov 2016 | Earlier this year it emerged the board of the national broadcaster was considering the sale of up to 10 acres of its land which is considered prime for development. 
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RTÉ To Outsource All Young People's Programming
24 Nov 2016 | RTÉ have confirmed that it will outsource all of its young people's programming to the independent sector. 
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“Brexit has hit advertising income,” says RTÉ Director General, Dee Forbes
23 Nov 2016 |  
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€150k Review of TV licence Fee for RTE & TG4
23 Nov 2016 | Taxpayers are to fund a new review of the TV licence system to evaluate how well RTE and TG4 are funded. 
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