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UKTV buys RTÉ factual series

UK multichannel operator UKTV has acquired a pair of factual series from Irish distributor RTÉ Global. The Scripps Networks Interactive- and BBC Worldwide-owned channels group has bought 3x52mins The High Hopes Choir and 13x30mins Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking from RTÉ’s programme sales arm. High Hopes Choir aired on RTÉ One in December last year, and […]

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 […]

BBC Brit, NRK grapple with UFC doc series

BBC Brit and Norwegian pubcaster NRK are among buyers of RTÉ Global’s 6x30mins UFC-themed doc series The Notorious. BBC Worldwide’s new best-of-British network, BBC Brit, has taken rights to the series in Scandinavia, Poland and Africa, with SBS and FOX Sports in Australia and Fox in Netherlands also named as buyers. The series follows Irish […]

AMC, Foxtel bag Irish titles

AMC Networks International – Central Europe and Australia’s Foxtel have bought Irish titles totaling 100 hours from Dublin-based RTÉ Global. The Budapest arm of US cable group AMC Networks has acquired eight food-related shows including Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, How to Cook Well with Rory O’Connell and Martin’s Mad About Fish. These will run on AMC […]

RTÉ calls for format pitches

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has called on local producers to submit programme ideas for its upcoming Formats Farm pitch. The pubcaster’s sales arm, RTÉ Global, has set a deadline of March 27 for format ideas that will be screened by RTÉ commissioners, who then pass some on to channels controllers. Four ideas are ultimately taken to […]

RTÉ hires international formats boss

The international and commercial arm of Irish public broadcaster RTÉ has hired Janet Frawley as its head of formats. Frawley has been a producer with RTÉ for the past six years and in her new role is tasked with increasing the volume of formats in RTÉ Global’s catalogue. She will also oversee and develop RTÉ’s […]

Oz nets bag RTÉ lifestyle, factual series

Australia’s leading pay operator Foxtel and pubcasters ABC and SBS are among others of factual, documentary and lifestyle content from Ireland’s RTÉ Global. Foxtel’s History Channel has signed a 10-hour package from the commercial sales arm of Ireland’s pubcaster, which includes Secrets of the Irish Landscape, JFK: A Homecoming, WB Yeats: No Country for Old […]