Tony Hanway

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Outgoing Virgin Media Television MD Pat Kiely, pictured mid-way through a revamp of its Ballymount newsroom in 2017. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Pat Kiely is stepping down as managing director of Virgin Media Television this summer after four years in the role and 22 years at the broadcaster, f(...)

Tony Hanway, Virgin Media Ireland’s chief executive, wrote to staff last month saying growth was down and costs were up and the company needed a ‘transformation programme’. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The email was cloaked in management speak and took a long time to get to the point. When it did, the message was alarming for Virgin Media Ireland sta(...)

Chasing younger viewers: Doireann Garrihy impersonates RTÉ presenters Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé on her RTÉ Player show the Doireann Project.

Are younger viewers ignoring television or is television ignoring them? On paper, the answer seems obvious. Generation Z has options. The whims of ch(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Marty Morrissey with professional partner Ksenia Zsikhotska in the 2018 series of Dancing with the Stars, a format Virgin Media Television says public money should not be used to buy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any additional funding awarded to RTÉ in Budget 2020 will be a reward for inefficiency, Virgin Media Ireland has told the Government in a letter from (...)

Sky Sports had the rights to Liverpool’s Friday night clash against Norwich City, but many more fixtures are only on BT Sport or Premier Sports. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

A lot has happened since 2016, when Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway defended Virgin’s move to drop the Eir Sport pack of channels by (...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. ‘We’re seeing a massive growth in consumer and business activity across our network,’ he says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revenue at Virgin Media Ireland rose to €225.9 million for the first half of the year gaining 3.5 per cent. The company said its mobile, cable, busi(...)

‘Blood’ and ‘Line of Duty’ actor Adrian Dunbar will be a judge in the new Virgin Media Discovers scheme for upcoming film talent. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Line of Duty actor Adrian Dunbar will lead a judging panel on a new short film competition launched by Virgin Media Ireland. Filmmakers are invited (...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. Virgin Media Television rebranded its channels in autumn 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revenues at Virgin Media Ireland rose by 7 per cent in 2018 to €446 million. The company, which offers digital TV, broadband, phone and mobile service(...)

‘The Incredibles 2’, the 2018 film produced by Disney-owned Pixar. Disney is getting  combative as it takes on Netflix.

Everybody’s talking about Disney. The original animation powerhouse has long been drawing up plans for a Netflix-challenging streaming service that wi(...)

Sponsorship of the Dublin International Film Festival ‘sits very nicely with our ambitions in TV’, says Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Dublin International Film Festival will be red on more than its carpets next month as Virgin Media Ireland begins its first year as title sponsor (...)

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