Episode two of a three-part series, Now We’re Hurling, by Dublin Community Television which follows Kilkenny MC and hurling enthusiast Captain Moonlight around Dublin as he investigates the rise in interest and quality in both hurling and hip hop in the capital.
John Breslin, from DCTV, writes:
Would be lovely to get more eyes on this if ye fancy having a look at it. Some great insights on the beautiful game, an intercounty hurler being put through his paces in Ballymun, some quality raps and an ad that takes the form of a silent movie made by Crumlin GAA members.
Episode three will be uploaded here today
Watch episode one here
Dublin Community TV
Dublin Community Television is to close.
A statement from DCTV says:
“It is with regret that the staff and committee of Dublin Community Television (DCTV) must inform you of the orderly wind down of the station, and the planned cessation of broadcast in February 2014.”
“On 21 October 2013 the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) made it known that it would not be funding any of DCTV’s archiving project submissions. Alongside this decision, BAI support for DCTV projects through the Sound & Vision scheme had dropped. Funding for 2012 was seven times higher than the funds received in 2013.”
“DCTV had recognised its dependence on the BAI and tried to generate alternative funding. This year the station secured significant alternative funding. However, the drop in BAI support to less than a sixth of its previous annual average left the station unable to guarantee the ability to meet its obligations in wages, rent and other costs if it continued to operate.This has been a difficult decision, not least because of the belief that the station was approaching a sustainable funding model.”
Full statement here.
H/T: Come Here To Me