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‘Building Ireland’ TV series wins IHAI Award
24 Feb 2017 | The Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland (IHAI) has awarded the Mary Mulvihill Media Award to the ‘Building Ireland’ production team. 
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BAI Launches 3 Year Strategy Statement
24 Feb 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) strategy sets out its vision as ‘an Irish media landscape that reflects and shapes who we are’. 
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Launch of BBC Scotland and BBC Alba Investment may prove promising for Irish Language Content
23 Feb 2017 | The new channel is backed by just under €22.5M, with additional funding bringing the total support to over €35M. A further €1.5M is also pledged for BBC Alba, the Scottish Gaelic-Language channel. 
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Disney’s ‘The Lodge’ Begins Filming of Series 2 in Northern Ireland
22 Feb 2017 | Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) has announced the start of production for the second series of ‘The Lodge’, a 10 x 22-minute teen-drama filmed in Ballynahinch, County Down. 
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RTÉ Seeks Submissions from Independent Companies to Produce Next Series of ‘Kidspeak’
22 Feb 2017 | For over a decade, RTÉ's Young People's Programmes department has produced ‘Kidspeak’, an evolving series of short interstitials featuring children in Ireland. 
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Global Science-Travel Series by Tile Films to Air on be3
21 Feb 2017 | ‘The Great Guide to the Future’ is an ambitious, informative and visually stunning science-travel documentary series that will reveal what our future will look like. It premieres on TV3’s newest channel, be3, on Sunday 26th February at 7pm. 
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“The Toughest Place To Be shoot in Nepal was physically demanding,”Exec Producer Talks to IFTN
20 Feb 2017 | In the most recent episode of ‘Toughest Place To Be…’ produced by Motive Television for RTÉ One, we meet Dublin Bus driver Christy Carey, who swaps his number 27 route for the chaos and colour of Kathmandu, Nepal. 
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RTÉ Sport Call For Commissioning Ideas
20 Feb 2017 | RTÉ call for ideas of GAA-related programming to complement Live GAA coverage across the Championships. 
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Irish TV & Film Productions Claim up to €111m back in Tax Reliefs
17 Feb 2017 | Under the State’s Section 481 tax incentive scheme for production in Ireland. Figures released by the Revenue show that tax reliefs up to a value of up to €111m were distributed to a total of 54 production companies in 2016. 
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BBC Northern Ireland Release Spring Commissioning Call
17 Feb 2017 | Spring is nearly here and from a TV commissioning point of view, the world is full of possibilities. BBC NI wants to hear from great talent with top ideas. If your concept sounds like a great programme, definitely has an audience and makes you excited, it's probably a good commission. 
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Vision Independent Productions Call for ‘Super Garden’ Designers Ahead of Ninth Series For RTÉ One
16 Feb 2017 | Vision Independent Productions who make the gardening showcase programme ‘Super Garden’ for RTÉ One are looking for participants for their ninth series of the show. 
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Brown Bag Films Wins Best Pre-School Animated Series At 2017 Kid Screen Awards
16 Feb 2017 | ‘Doc Mc Stuffins’ the children’s animation produced by Disney Junior and Brown Bag Films in Dublin. Won an award for Best Animated Series, in the pre-school programming category at the 2017 Kid Screen Awards. 
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RTÉ Young People Call Out For Eurovision Children’s Drama Proposals
16 Feb 2017 | RTÉ's Young People's Programmes is seeking proposals for an original, short children's drama as part of its participation in the Eurovision Children's Drama Series 2017. 
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Monster’s New Series ‘Harry & Bip’ Picked Up By Disney
15 Feb 2017 | Monster Entertainment has picked up distribution of the newly completed animation series ‘Harry & Bip’, and has already sold it to Disney for all of Central Europe, Middle East and Africa and to SRC for French-speaking Canada. 
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TG4’s ‘Ros na Rún’ Wraps Filming of Milestone 21st Season
15 Feb 2017 | TG4’s ‘Ros na Rún’ cast and crew celebrated the wrap of its 21st season this month. Once the final scene was shot on set on Friday 10th February, the cast and crew of TG4’s flagship Irish language soap opera made their way to the end of filming wrap party in the Connemara Coast Hotel. 
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“Viewers will love the girls” Director of New NI Dating Programme ‘Beauty Queen and Single’, Talks to IFTN
14 Feb 2017 | Shot in Belfast over three days ‘Beauty Queen and Single’ is a dating show with a difference. The cast are all former Northern Ireland Beauty Queens who are single and willing to have a ‘make-under’ before a blind date, to see if it will improve their chances of finding love. 
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TV3 See Audience Growth of 26% in January 2017 Report Shows
13 Feb 2017 | In a report issued by TV3 Group on Monday 13th February, the Group announced a significant growth in share of viewing in Ireland in January. 
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Irish TV What To Watch This Weekend
10 Feb 2017 | IFTN have had a quick sneak peep through the TV guide and picked out some of the best on the box this weekend. Bearing in mind St Valentine is flying about, there will definitely be a few ‘love is in the air’ themed specials, although fear not cupids bow isn’t striking everything on the guide. 
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Piranha Bar Launch Commercial Film Initiative Brief Ideas
09 Feb 2017 | Do you have a great idea that never quite made it? Well, Piranha Bar are pleased to launch Brief Ideas, an initiative that wants to make those ideas happen. 
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A Lorra’ Love For Graham To Be New ‘Blind Dates’ Host
08 Feb 2017 | The 53-year-old Irish chat show host Graham Norton, from Clondalkin is currently the bookies favourite to take the presenting slot for the remake of ‘Blind Dates’ on Channel 5. 
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