Dermot Horan


RTÉ deputy chief exiting for Ofcom

The deputy director general of Irish pubcaster RTÉ, Kevin Bakhurst, is set to exit and join UK media regulator Ofcom. Bakhurst will become content group director at Ofcom, overseeing content and media policy at the watchdog. Bakhurst joined RTÉ is 2012 from the BBC, initially to become managing director of news and current affairs. He […]

RTÉ acquisitions chief takes interim MD post

RTÉ’s director of production and acquisitions, Dermot Horan, has become interim managing director of television at the Irish pubcaster after the exit of two senior executives. Former RTÉ Television MD Glen Killane recently moved to become MD of eir TV and eirSport, while RTE2 controller Bill Malone was yesterday named as the new director of […]

LA Screenings: RTE searches for CSI replacement

Irish pubcaster RTÉ is at the LA Screenings searching for three dramas to replace CSI, The Mentalist and Revenge. The broadcaster also needs a new sitcom to sit alongside The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls, but has made fresh dramas the priority. This comes as Jerry Bruckheimer’s CBS procedural CSI comes to a […]

RTÉ takes songwriter format The Hit to series

RTÉ has ordered a full 6x52mins season of The Hit, the songwriting competition format that was part of the Irish public broadcaster’s Formats Farm project. Formats Farm sees pilots of new shows broadcast on RTÉ Two and The Hit was one of these and went out last September. The show sees hundreds of songs submitted […]