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TG4 sign second Memorandum of Understanding with JTV, Jeonju Television
06 Dec 2019 | TG4 signed a memorandum of understanding with broadcasters from four different countries JTV (Jeonju Television), South Korea, MC ALBA which operates BBC ALBA, and Welsh production company, Cwmni Da. 
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Creative Europe MEDIA Industry Breakfast: Creating a Digital Single Market – Thursday, Dec 12th
27 Nov 2019 | The MEDIA Industry Breakfast, which takes place in Drury Buildings on Thursday, Dec. 12th, will discuss the topic of EU copyright rules fit for the digital age. 
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RTÉ Facing Severe Cuts as Government Reject Latest Funding Request
10 Sep 2019 | The Government have stated that the National Broadcaster’s request of €55 million to finance the transformation to a digital-first operation will not be forthcoming. 
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Government Announces TV Licence Reform
02 Aug 2019 | The collection of the TV licence fee is to be replaced with a charge for all household devices. 
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Screen Ireland CEO James Hickey Calls for Streaming Services Tax Levy
23 Jul 2019 | Hickey has asserted that subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) companies, such as Netflix and Amazon, should pay taxes in order to fund Irish-produced screen content. 
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Cork’s Production Sector Seeking Government Action to Redress Exclusion from Regional Tax Incentive 
22 Jul 2019 | Film In Cork, along with Cork City Council & Cork County Council are calling upon the Government to redress the exclusion of Cork from a new 5% Regional Uplift tax incentive available for four years in Ireland. 
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European Commission Approval Given for Regional Uplift and Extension of Section 481 Tax Credit
18 Jul 2019 | The Regional Film Development Uplift has been approved by the European Commission and will be available to productions being substantially undertaken in areas designated as such under the regional aid map. 
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Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium Secures US Deal with Saban Films
15 Jul 2019 | The US rights to the Irish Sci-Fi thriller starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg have been acquired by Saban Films. 
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Cranked Up Films Acquires North American Rights to 'Extra Ordinary'
26 Jun 2019 | North American distribution rights to the Irish supernatural comedy have been acquired by Good Deed Entertainment’s Cranked Up Films. 
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Treasure Entertainment Acquire Rights to novel 'Last Ones Left Alive'
07 Jun 2019 | The Irish production company will adapt Sarah Davis-Goff’s best-selling dystopian novel. 
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Cartoon Saloon Launches Subsidiary Rights Division Ahead of Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2019
31 May 2019 | Four-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, is forming an ancillary rights division, and will attend Las Vegas Licensing Expo for the first time in partnership with Dentsu Entertainment USA to explore licensing and merchandising opportunities for its original IP, headlined by the upcoming and eagerly awaited animated feature, ‘Wolfwalkers’. 
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Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Galway-Based Telegael
29 May 2019 | India-based Toonz Media Group has bought a majority stake in Irish full-service production house Telegael. 
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Proposed Irish Animation Studio Rejected by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
08 May 2019 | The Dlr County Council has rejected a submitted tender from US children’s entertainment company Hasbro to establish an animation studio in the old Stena Line terminal in Dun Laoghaire harbour. 
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'Finding Joy' to Premiere on ABC Television After Deal With Acorn Media International
09 Apr 2019 | Acorn Media International (AMI) have announced that the new partnership with Australian broadcaster ABC TV, will see Amy Huberman’s ‘Finding Joy’ premiere on iView followed by ABC Comedy. 
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Screen Ireland Welcomes New Skills Development Requirements for the S481 Irish Tax Incentive
05 Apr 2019 | The Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht has issued new guidelines on Section 481, the Irish tax incentive for the film, television and animation industry. 
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RTÉ's Irish Language Output Deemed Insufficient by Official Languages Commissioner
04 Apr 2019 | The National Broadcaster is presiding over the ‘complete eradication’ of Irish language programming according to the annual report of an Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill. 
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Screen Ireland Announces Q4 2018 Funding Decisions
05 Mar 2019 | Screen Ireland has announced the successful funding applicants for the fourth quarter of 2018. Funding decisions for fiction, animation, and documentary have been awarded across development, production and distribution stages. 
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ShinAwiL and Zig Zag Agree Anglo-Irish Content Alliance as Part of Brexit Strategy
28 Feb 2019 | Irish & UK Independent TV production companies ShinAwiL and Zig Zag Productions have announced a strategic alliance designed to expand each organisation’s unscripted TV format operations in the UK and the international market. 
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GAA Announces New Broadcast Agreement with RTÉ and eir sport
10 Jan 2019 | The GAA has announced that an agreement has been reached with eir sport and RTÉ that will see four Allianz League games being simulcast by the two broadcasters this spring while RTÉ will also begin broadcasting games from the AIB club championships. 
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Implications of a No-Deal Brexit on the Broadcasting Industry
20 Nov 2018 | LK Shields’ Legal framework expert Aideen Burke talks to IFTN about the future of the broadcasting industry in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. 
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