Virgin Media Television

Ex-Virgin Media TV content chief Bill Malone launches scripted & factual co-pro outfit

Bill Malone, former director of content at Irish comcaster Virgin Media Television, has launched a new production company, Cable Rock Pictures. The firm will specialise in Irish and international co-productions across scripted and premium factual programming, with Malone serving as managing director and executive producer. Malone exited Virgin Media Television in the new year after […]

Virgin Media TV content director plans new year exit

Bill Malone, the director of content at Irish comcaster Virgin Media Television, will step down in the new year after six years leading the company’s programming strategy. Announcing his exit in a memo to colleagues, Malone said that he was “immensely proud” of the work done during his time at the company and highlighted some […]

Virgin Media TV & Sundance Now order fact-based Irish drama, ‘The Vanishing Triangle’

Ireland’s Virgin Media Television and US-based AMC Network’s Sundance Now have commissioned The Vanishing Triangle, a new Irish drama series based on true events. The 6 x 60-minute series will go into production later this year, produced by Ireland’s Park Films, Paper Plane Productions in the US and 87 Films in the UK. Sundance Now holds […]

Ex-Virgin MD Pat Kiely launches BiggerStage, Dublin-based prodco & talent venture

Former Virgin Media Television MD Pat Kiely has launched BiggerStage, a new Dublin-based production, talent management and commercial partnership venture. The company has been created with the aim of developing original content for the global market and to showcase Ireland as a hub for international TV production. BiggerStage will also represent established broadcasting and entertainment […]

Ireland’s Virgin Media TV orders full season of A+E ‘Generation Dating’ format

Virgin Media Television in Ireland has given a full season order to a local adaptation of A+E Networks International dating format Generation Dating. The show, which is produced by Dublin-based Coco Content, initially aired as a one-off pilot early last year, where it was a ratings success. It has received funding from the Broadcast Authority […]

Acorn TV joins Virgin Media thriller

Acorn Media Enterprises has inked a copro deal with All3Media International, Company Pictures and Element for Blood, a thriller commissioned by Virgin Media Television (VMT). Under the deal, Blood will make its North American debut on RLJ Entertainment-owned SVoD Acorn TV as an Acorn TV Original in the US and Canada. Acorn will also coproduce the […]

Virgin Media TV seeks pitches for drama series

Virgin Media Television (fka TV3 Group) is currently seeking submissions for a new post-watershed, six –part drama, for 2019/2020. The call for titles if part of an on-going drama initiative laid out by the company. Virgin is inviting entrants to explore contemporary themes, new visual styles and narratives, focusing on original, “noisy” ideas with a […]