Gogglebox Ireland’s Dave and John pictured pre-pandemic for The Irish Times. Photograph: Tom Honan

In a relentlessly grim autumn news-wise, there have been few diversions as cheering, uncomplicated and reliably human as the Wednesday night offering (...)

His Dark Materials: Dafne Keen and Simone Kirby struggle to find anything decent to watch on TV. Photograph: Bad Wolf/BBC

You know what it’s like trying to get a group of old friends together in a room: full diaries, non-adjacent postcodes, standard faffing, and then the (...)

Deirdre O’Kane, pictured at a Sky event in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel in February 2019, will front a new stand-up comedy series on Sky One. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Sky One has commissioned Irish production company Kite Entertainment to make a stand-up comedy show fronted by Deirdre O’Kane. The five-part series w(...)

In the woods: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob and Cassie in the BBC / RTÉ / Starz series Dublin Murders. Image: Euston Films.

After a summer schedule of sport, repeats and the very popular Love Island, Irish broadcasters will embark on a fresh hunt for viewers again this autu(...)

Niamh (Orla Fitzgerald) and Jen (Lynn Rafferty) in RTÉ’s flagship drama commission for 2018, Taken Down, produced by Spiral Pictures. Photograph: Bernard Walsh

RTÉ received 732 pitches for television programmes from independent production companies last year and commissioned 121 of them, or about one in six p(...)

A sperm whale calf pictured on RTÉ documentary series Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. The BAI will fund a follow-up two-parter from Sea Fever Productions.

The dramas Dead Still and The Godparents and documentary series John Connors’ Acting Academy are among the television shows that have awarded money un(...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Flying with Kite: Sky head of entertainment Phil Edgar-Jones.  The broadcaster has chosen Kite Entertainment, makers of Gogglebox Ireland and Ireland’s Got Talent, to develop a show to be broadcast on Sky 1

Kite Entertainment, which makes Gogglebox Ireland and Ireland’s Got Talent, has signed a development deal with Sky that will fund the creation of an A(...)

Denise Van Outen, Lucy Kennedy, Jason Byrne and Michelle Visage from ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’. Photograph: BrianMcEvoy.

Saturday marks the debut of an eye-catching investment by TV3 - one that has a proven format, a mostly familiar line-up, some heartfelt singing and th(...)

TV3’s Six Nations co-commentator Alan Quinlan (left) with its panellists for the tournament Shane Horgan, Matt Williams, Shane Jennings and Ronan O’Gara. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

After a difficult year for television advertising, TV3 Group is looking to its first Six Nations and the debut of Ireland’s Got Talent to kick-start i(...)

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