Animo to make pornography documentary for RTÉ

Production company owned by incoming RTÉ One controller seeks public views

Adrian Lynch of Animo Television, who will become RTÉ One channel controller in November

Adrian Lynch of Animo Television, who will become RTÉ One channel controller in November


Animo Television, the production company owned by the incoming RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch, is making a documentary for RTÉ about pornography. The company is seeking the opinions of people “aged 18-80” to contribute to the programme, inviting them via its Twitter account to email

Animo is the producer of shows such as Secret Millionaire, Celebrity Bainisteoir, Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy, Ireland’s Fittest Family and financial documentaries such as Freefall: the Night the Banks Failed and Future Shock: Property Crash.

Alongside its regular co-production partner Kite Entertainment, Animo was also commissioned earlier this year by RTÉ Two channel controller Bill Malone to make Connected, a “social experiment” docusoap. The original version of Connected was made by Israeli producer Koda Communications for Israel’s Hot TV, with the format sold internationally by Israel’s Armoza Formats.

Lynch will step down from his position as managing director of Animo in November, when he is due to take up the RTÉ role.

He is also in the process of selling his shares in Animo, a spokeswoman for RTÉ said. “As channel controller for RTÉ One he will not have any commissioning powers or editorial input in any Animo productions for RTÉ Television,” she added.

Lynch succeeds British television executive George Dixon, who left the position in February after less than a year to become global editorial director of BBC Worldwide.

RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane will oversee the launch of RTÉ One’s new season of programming next month.