In 2019, TG4 increased its share of television viewing to 1.84 per cent, making it the sixth most-watched channel in the Republic.

Public service broadcaster TG4 said it was “extremely grateful” for the additional €3.5 million it has received in Budget 2021, its director-general A(...)

BAI chairman Pauric Travers: Authority’s strategy statement may not be required for three years. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has launched a public consultation on its draft strategy statement for 2021-2023, a period in which the broadcas(...)

Minister for Media Catherine Martin: Her department found another €2m for the Sound & Vision fund in the July stimulus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish media policy is an unloved game where nobody in charge really wants the ball, and whenever they do end up in possession, they dabble in a few ke(...)

Imperial approval: Operation Transformation presenter Kathryn Thomas pictured before the pandemic with aspiring weight-loss leaders from the most recent series. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Operation Transformation, the RTÉ One television show that tracks people’s attempts to lose weight, is not obliged by law to use metric units of measu(...)

Companies that do  not control the spread of harmful videos and other content on their community forums and platforms will be liable for fines under the new law. Photograph: iStock

Companies that trade online are being advised to prepare for proposed new laws to control the publication of “harmful content” on their online forums,(...)

First Dates: no hugs or kisses this year

Covid-19 has put an end to on-screen hugging or kissing between participants in the upcoming series of RTÉ ratings winner, First Dates. Stuart Switze(...)

The return of Champions League and Europa League is bringing advertisers back to Virgin Media. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Virgin Media Television is toasting the return of live sport with a month of Champions League and Europa League action kicking off this week. But the(...)

Former radio show presenter Ivan Yates made ‘dismissive remarks about the Government and the HSE’s ‘stay at home’ guidance dealing with the pandemic’, the complainant said. Photograph: Newstalk

Newstalk said its former presenter Ivan Yates could be “perceived” by some to be “harsh or reckless at times”. The comment was made by the station in(...)

 Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp remains free to impose arbitrary blanket bans on any group of people it does not like. Photograph: Frank Miller

Is “cancel culture” a real thing or just another way to weaponise the self-pity of powerful men? Donald Trump is banking on it to restore his rapidly (...)

There has been no indication yet about what sort of legislation might ensure a fair share of advertising revenue for traditional media with the social-media giants.

In the opening scene of the film comedy Space Force, the new four-star air-force general is sitting with the other service chiefs waiting to be made h(...)

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