RTÉ names new director of TV

 

RTÉ has appointed Glen Killane to replace Noel Curran as its new managing director of television.

Mr Killane, who has been group head of RTÉ Sport since 2006, will take up the position on June 1st.

He trained as a TV producer and director with the BBC and later helped establish the Live Football production arm of ITV Digital in London as editor of Live Football.

Since joining RTÉ he has been series editor of The Sunday Game and previously led production of the Rugby World Cup, the Champions League, the Six Nations and the Special Olympics.

As group head of sport, Mr Killane has been central to major rights contracts for GAA, Champions League, FAI, Six Nations, Magners League and Uefa negotiations. He also led the integration of all RTÉ's sport services across television, radio, the internet and the news

Mr Killane currently sits on the television division board and the television programmes strategy group. Following his appointment as managing director of television, he will join the RTÉ executive board, reporting to director general Cathal Goan.

"I'm delighted to be taking up the position of MD of television at such a critical time for RTÉ," said Mr Killane in a statement.

"The challenges are significant. However I'm very much looking forward to building on the achievements of Noel Curran and the TV board and taking television into its next phase," he added.