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Chief executive Tim Cook: in a departure for the tech giant, Apple is expected to spend $1bn on original entertainment content. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple plans to spend $1 billion on original entertainment over the next year, the Wall Street Journal has reported, with sources telling the newspaper(...)

Poldark (Aidan Turner) searches far and wide for a pay-TV provider that will give him everything he needs. Photograph: Mammoth Screen/BBC.

In idle moments, I like to think about the perfect television platform. This platform would be a single, one-bill service that includes everything I (...)

Nathan Carter is joined by Sharon Shannon in Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena for a recording of his RTÉ One show. Photograph: James Connolly

“Find someone who loves you as much as RTÉ loves Nathan Carter. ” That’s one of the politer social media reactions to our national broadcaster’s Frid(...)

Bonanzas for some, not for others, at the BBC. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The disclosure of the salaries of 96 BBC presenters, actors and panellists earning more than £150,000 raises an age-old quandary: just why are some pe(...)

RTÉ drama ‘Love/Hate’ starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: one of its last hurrahs for DVD sales?

RTÉ may stop selling DVDs of its programmes after a faster-than-expected collapse in the market for physical entertainment products. The State broadc(...)

Apologists for terror: one of the Daily Mail’s three-word headlines for the ages

“Stop buying the Daily Mail,” Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell implored the audience of the BBC’s postelection Question Time. Campbel(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams had already initiated defamation proceedings against the BBC in March. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is seeking an injunction against the BBC to force it to remove its Spotlight programme from its website. A plenary su(...)

Patrick Bergin and Chris Newman in TV3’s Red Rock: Writing “academies” funded by Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland have been eye-catching precisely because they are rare

The great actor Morgan Freeman does not, surprisingly, think that acting is a creative profession. Acting is more like “interpreting” the creative wor(...)

Actor and Catastrophe writer Sharon Horgan, presenter Gloria Hunniford and BBC chat show host Graham Norton at the event honouring Ms Hunniford at the Irish embassy in London on Thursday night.

Irish television talent, including Graham Norton, Sharon Horgan and Eamonn Holmes, joined executives from RTÉ, TV3, the BBC and other media groups at (...)

Puttin’ on the Ritz was the opening group dance in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Sunday night on RTÉ One. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Get your glitter on,” or don’t, get your slippers on, it’s Sunday night, and it’s the very first RTÉ episode of Dancing with the Stars, LIVE! from Ar(...)

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