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Raidió Teilifís Éireann has agreed a ‘sub-licence agreement’ with loathed rivals TV3 for broadcasting of this Summer’s football European Championship.

RTÉ will keep the good stuff (all of Ireland’s games) naturally.

Group head of RTÉ Sport Ryle Nuggent said:

RTÉ is delighted to partner with TV3, another Irish broadcaster, to ensure that the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals are delivered to Irish audiences free-to-air…

Broke so.


“This is extremely disappointing news for RTÉ. We have a long and proud tradition of showcasing the 6 Nations and putting our heart and soul into our coverage.

We want to assure the Irish public that every possible effort was made by RTÉ to retain these rights. As a public service broadcaster, RTÉ’s ambition has always been, and continues to be, to deliver the best possible viewer experience and to share moments of major national importance.

We put forward the best possible bid within our means, while always mindful of the significant responsibilities attached to spending public funds.”

Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ

*kicks telly*

TV3 wins Six Nations Championship rights from 2018 (TV3)

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For the day that’s in it.

Mild rugby trolling Sin Bin banter by TV3’s “Matchday Derek” with rugby fans outside Lansdowne Road Nua during Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2015 build up.

Only six more weeks of this.


The Home Of The Rugby World Cup 2015 (TV3)


Joe Donnelly’s rugby rockstar World Cup XV.

‘n’ roll!



This afternoon.

Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua

The launch of TV3’s new season schedule featuring Vincent Browne with above from top: Glenda Gilson a presenter of  Xposé and Anna Daly co host of Saturday Am.

He’s 82!

(Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie)


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More TV3 on screen personage.

From top: Seven O’Clock Show presenters Mark King and Lucy Kennedy; Soccer pundit Kevin Kilbane with Pippa O Connor, a contestant on The Restaurant; Laura Woods, co host of Sunday Am; Midday presenter Elaine Crowley and Lucy Kennedy; Sport hosts Matt Cooper, Sinead Kissane and Tommy Martin ;  Anna Daly, Laura Wood, Simon Delaney and Tommy Martin.



Top: Behind the scenes of TV3’s Seven O’Clock Show and internship position (above)

Barry writes:

They expect a helluva lot for nothing! A background in television production? Jeez…

Internship – Seven O’Clock Show (IFTN)

Pic: Seven O’Clock Show


On April’s Fools day 2014, the Gaelic Athletic Association announced a 3-year broadcasting deal with Sky Sports. The deal involved the sale of exclusive rights to a portion of championship games.

The plan didn’t really come together.

Dr Paul Rouse (School of History and Archives, UCD1) is the author of The Impact of Pay TV on Sport

Dr Rouse writes:

Although the GAA hierarchy has sought to portray the deal with Sky as a success and consider the reaction of people in Britain to be ‘a vindication’, the reality is, at best, much more complex – and one might legitimately arrive at entirely the opposite conclusion. After all, what we now know is:

Viewing figures for showcase GAA games in Ireland collapsed; The supposed new service for Irish emigrants in Britain, not only already existed, but did so in a more extensive way; Irish emigrants wishing to watch Gaelic games in Britain must now pay much more than was previously the case; The part of the deal which allowed the broadcast of matches on TV in Australia no longer exists and there is no plan – in any real sense of that word – for internationalisation.

Idris wept.

Read more: Sports Rights Commercialization Revisited: Sky and the GAA (HistoryHub)

Previously: Sly Sports

Thanks Spaghetti Hoop

redrockSome of the cast of TV3’s Red Rock


Would the public take to a soap based around a busy Dublin Garda station in a fictional coastal town starring hot people?

In their droves apparently.

[Irish-made TV3 soap] Red Rock burst onto our screens on Wednesday evening with an average audience of 323,200 viewers.
The first instalment of the garda drama reached a peak figure of 371,100.
The soap pipped long running UK offering Emmerdale to the post – the show pulled in an average of 325,000 viewers.

Fair City play though, in fairness.

Red Rock: New soap reaches 410,800 viewers on debut (IrishMirror)

Previously: Get Your Red Rock On


Meanwhile, via RTÉ:

Fair City was the most watched soap in Ireland last night with an average audience of 569,000 (36%) Irish soap fans tuning in to watch last night’s episode. Fair City had a reach** audience of 735,700 while an additional 31,400 TV viewers watched the episode on RTÉ One+1. 10,057 caught up on the Carrigstown action on RTÉ Player. Fair City was also the second most watched programme among 15 – 34s (24%) after Operation Transformation.


Hoodie, check.

Harpie, check.

Hottie, double check.

Layabout dad, check.

Moody Gardai, check.

Troubled gay character, wait and SEE.

John Gallen writes:

Tonight sees TV3s new drama Red Rock air it’s first look at the programme via a “feature length TV ad” tonight on TV3 at 7.40pm. This will be the first look at TV3s new drama. In all fairness, I can only wish them well with it! Anything is better than Corrie :)

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Behold a spanking brand new promo for TV3 entitled ‘New Dawn’.

Will the last person to leave TV3 please turn out the lights?

UTV decide.


Last night’s Tonight with Vincent Browne in which our host – joined by Fionn Davenport (Irish Times) and Catherine Halloran (Irish Daily Star) reviewing de papers – expertly avoids mixing up Twink’s lost puppy with the Irish Sun’s front page splash.


Watch in full here.

Previously: Three Of Cups