Andrew Byrne


Formats Ireland

Ireland is emerging as a solid format creating hotspot, as its small local market forces producers to think internationally, TBI reports. Ask Irish producers what the most significant development in formats has been of recent years and the answer is almost invariably the same: RTÉ’s Format Farm. The initiative launched in 2012 in order to […]

TV3, RDF are Sitting on a Fortune

Ireland’s TV3 is coproducing its latest gameshow, Sitting on a Fortune, with Zodiak Media-owned UK prodco RDF Television. The 10x60mins series is billed as a “high-pressure, physical game show” filmed at a Dublin studio in which couple take turns to sprint to a games area and take on tough puzzles. While the contestants are away […]

Irish broadcaster reaches for Gong’s Pressure Point

Irish broadcaster TV3 has commissioned a daily access primetime format from Nordic producer Gong Media. TV3 and Gong will work together on Pressure Point, representing both the first time the Irish net has taken the co-development route and Gong’s first move into the Irish market. They will also jointly own and exploit the format internationally. […]