Danny O’Donoghue, Andrea Begley and Holly Willoughby in ‘The Voice’. ITV’s payments to the show’s producer will depend on its  business performance. Photograph: Guy Levy/Wall to Wall

ITV has agreed to pay as much as €1.1 billion to acquire Talpa Media BV, the producer of The Voice singing competition. Dutch billionaire John de Mol,(...)

UTV Ireland:  news bulletins got off to a decent start. Photograph: Eric Luke

After one week on air, UTV Ireland is starting to come into focus, although the picture is not perfectly crisp just yet. The soaps are being wa(...)

UTV Ireland’s three news reporters Sarah O’Connor, Claire Brock and Sinéad O’Donnell.

For UTV Ireland, the only thing missing is the audience. In its Macken House base in Dublin’s docklands, the just-assembled news team spent the days b(...)

 The X Factor:  viewers who up until now could choose between UTV and TV3 may find that the latter has become their only option for programmes such as The X Factor

Down at the site of what used to be a tobacco factory in Dublin 8, TV3 has been doing some filming. The hard set for its soap opera Red Rock is there,(...)

RTÉ’s Head of Television Drama Jane Gogan described the Netflix’s Love/Hate deal as “fantastic news for RTÉ and Octagon Films”. Photograph: RTÉ

RTÉ’s crime drama Love/Hate is to be dubbed into German and French. The creators of Love/Hate have signed a deal with European Netflix which will see (...)

UTV Ireland commercial director Daragh Byrne (left), head of channel Mary Curtis and managing director of UTV Television Michael Wilson watch as ‘Mr Selfridge’ star Jeremy Piven delivers the message that UTV Ireland is now open for business, at an event held in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apple may be tied to Ireland via its complicated tax arrangements and a workforce of 4,000 in Cork, but there is one thing it doesn’t do here: adve(...)

Wall Street saw stocks fall in early trading amid profit-taking by investors. Photograph: Bloomberg

European stocks fell back from the six-year high reached on Tuesday as investors weighed earnings and equity valuations and media stocks ITV and Italy(...)

The makers of the new TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’, from left, John Yorke, Andrew Lowe, Peter McKenna and Ed Guiney, pictured at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, for the launch of the new TV3 2015 schedule. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

TV3’s new soap opera will be set in a “police precinct” in a fictional Dublin harbour town and has the working title Red Rock, the broadcaster said(...)

IAPI chief executive Tania Banotti and TV3’s commercial director Pat Kiely pose with an ADFX award, the work of Andy Sharkey, a glass design student at the National College of Art and Design. photograph: conor healy

TV3 Group is to sponsor what it is dubbing “the Oscars of the Irish advertising industry”, and will produce advertising-themed content as it bids to s(...)

Coronation Street: exclusive ITV Studios programming on UTV

Irish people watch Irish-made television. We might hate it sometimes, but if there is one thing audience ratings prove time and time again, it is t(...)