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‘Dancing with the Stars’ presenters Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne. Can RTÉ replicate the glitz of ‘Strictly’ on its version of the BBC format?

This weekend marks the arrival of a global television phenomenon on Irish screens as an international entertainment behemoth makes its debut. But eno(...)

Killing Zig and Zag: RTÉ may be moving towards becoming a “publisher-broadcaster”, and much of what the station makes in-house could be made by outside companies

You don’t have to be an adult to work out RTÉ made a hames of its decision to outsource what was left of the in-house production of children’s televi(...)

The Olympic and Paralympic flags displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan headquarters. Photograph: Getty Images

Eurosport will air the Olympic Games exclusively in Germany between 2018 and 2024, a blow for traditional public service television in the broadcastin(...)

RTÉ’s new MD of news, Jon Williams, describes himself as a “runner, traveller, Scouser”.

Jon Williams, a senior editor at ABC News in New York with extensive experience in world news, has been appointed managing director of news and curren(...)

Jimmy (Leslie Ronald) Young: September 21st, 1923-November 7th, 2016. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA
Obituary: Jimmy Young
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  • November 10, 2016, 06:40

From the late 1960s until the new century, Sir Jimmy Young, who has died aged 95, presented a daily radio programme on the BBC with an enormous follow(...)

Gary Lineker: said the BBC was being “hamstrung” by the government, which was being urged on by parts of the media.

Gary Lineker has said competition between broadcasters for sports rights is so intense that the BBC cannot take holding on to Match of the Day for gr(...)

Paddy O’Flaherty: Described by colleages as a “fantastic” radio broadcaster. Photograph: Trevor Ferris

The death has occurred after a short illness of well-known BBC journalist Paddy O’Flaherty, the BBC announced on Tuesday. He was 73. A popular broadc(...)

The 2015 ‘X Factor’ final’s audience of 8.4 million was less than half the 17.2 million who watched Matt Cardle triumph over Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction in 2010. Photograph: Press Association

ITV has signed a deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK to keep The X Factor on air until “at least” 2019, which to its de(...)

Seven hundred people contributed to a crowdfunding campaign by Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (Cats) to buy up poster sites in Clapham Common tube station in London for a two-week period. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

In numbers: Cat-ham Common 60 Number of pictures of quizzical cats currently gracing the advertising hoardings in Clapham Common tube station in Lon(...)

Michael O’Leary: the Ryanair chief has been doing his bit for the Remain campaign in Britain’s EU referendum
Planet Business

Image of the week: Brussels bound No one can accuse Michael O’Leary of not doing his bit for the Remain campaign in Britain’s EU referendum. It was o(...)

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