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RTÉ Search for Primary School Weather Star
27 Mar 2017 | The search is on for one lucky girl or boy, in either 5th or 6th class, to become an RTÉ Weather Star. 
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TV Licence Fee Will Soon Apply to Laptops, Large Tablets & Computers
27 Mar 2017 | Laptops, large tablets and computer users will soon have to buy a TV licence as Communications Minister Denis Naughten plans to broaden the legal definition of “television set”. 
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Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location Post-Brexit
24 Mar 2017 | For IFTN readers & relevant industry members involved within broadcasting here in Ireland and the United Kingdom. LK Shields Solicitors have provided an informative piece detailing concerns for UK-based broadcasters in the face of Brexit and why Ireland is an attractive place for relocation. 
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2017 IFTA IFB Rising Star Nominees Revealed
24 Mar 2017 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) and the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) are delighted to unveil the Rising Star Award nominees for 2017, the winner of which will be announced at the IFTA Film & Drama Awards ceremony on Saturday, April 8th. 
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RTÉ Call for Ideas For New RTÉ One Studio Based Entertainment Show
23 Mar 2017 | RTÉ Entertainment is seeking a cost effective studio based entertainment show for RTÉ One. They are looking for a family friendly show with a strong emphasis on light hearted fun. Ideas must be block- recordable, repeatable and returnable. 
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Expansion News & More Hiring For Dublin Animation Studio Boulder Media
23 Mar 2017 | Boulder Media announces significant expansions to its Dublin animation studio operations with further job creations. To house the new expanded team, it will also be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer. 
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Exposing The True Tales of Irish Murders ‘Fir, Marú agus Grá’ Returns to TG4
23 Mar 2017 | The dark Irish documentary-drama series ‘Fir, Marú agus Grá’ is back on TG4 Thursday 23rd March for a second series. Offering a startling, compelling and uncompromising look at the trials of six men for the killing of their intimate partners. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Make-Up & Hair Nominees #IFTA17
22 Mar 2017 | We continue our countdown to the 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Ceremony (Saturday April 8th at the Mansion House, Dublin), with a look at the nominees of the Make-Up & Hair category. Nominated projects include ‘An Klondike’, ‘Love & Friendship’, ‘Wrecking the Rising’ and ‘Vikings’. 
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TG4 to Stream Online Free to View Coverage of Live GAA Matches World-Wide
22 Mar 2017 | TG4, the Irish language TV service has announced the launching of a new on-line streaming service that will provide live free to view coverage world-wide containing an attractive fixture list of GAA matches. 
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Director General Dee Forbes Confirms 10% of RTÉ Jobs to be lost due to Restructuring
22 Mar 2017 | As reported earlier today, the national broadcaster confirmed almost 9 acres of land has gone on sale for €75M in the form of Project Montrose. Following this, Forbes addressed staff this morning to discuss the implications of this and further restructuring. 
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Cake & Studio Moshi Launch Gingerbread Animation House in Dublin
22 Mar 2017 | UK kid’s distributor Cake has partnered with Australian firm Studio Moshi to launch an animation house in Ireland called Gingerbread Animation. 
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Four Canada-Ireland Co-Production Projects Receive €120,000 In Funding
21 Mar 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have announced financing of €120,000 to support the co-development of audio-visual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. 
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Irish Films to Watch on TV & Netflix over St. Patrick’s Weekend
16 Mar 2017 | All eyes will be on the Emerald Isle for St. Patrick’s Day as we watch the live coverage of colour and charm broadcasting in news bulletins across the world on Friday 17th March. 
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COCO Television Executive Producer talks to IFTN About St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade Production for RTÉ
16 Mar 2017 | With this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival Parade set to be the biggest and most colourful yet. IFTN spoke with COCO Television’s Managing Director and Executive Producer, Stuart Switzer. Finding out about the logistics behind the production of the live broadcast coverage for RTÉ, on Ireland’s most celebrated Saint's Day. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actor in Drama Nominations #IFTA17
15 Mar 2017 | With the 2017 IFTA awards ceremony just over three weeks away, we continue our coverage with a look at the Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama category. This year’s five nominees showcase the range and high calibre of acting talent thriving amongst Irish actors across both home and international drama screens. 
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RTÉ One’s ‘Tastes Like Home’ with Catherine Fulvio Searches For 6 Irish families
15 Mar 2017 | Applications are open for RTÉ One’s ‘Tastes Like Home’. The cooking programme made by Another Avenue Productions with TV chef & author Catherine Fulvio. A call is being sent out for new participants to bring their recipes to the table, for a chance to feature on the fresh new series. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actress in Drama Nominations #IFTA17
15 Mar 2017 | With the 2017 IFTA awards ceremony less than four weeks away, we continue our coverage with a look at the Best Actress in a Lead Role in Drama category. This year’s nominations once again showcases the high calibre of acting talent thriving amongst Irish actresses portraying deeply immersive roles of women across both home and international drama screens. 
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Maximum Studios Unveils Its First Live Broadcast Show
14 Mar 2017 | Maximum Media officially opens the doors of its new purpose-built broadcast studios at it's headquarters in Dublin. Its first live TV-style show will be ‘SportsJOE LIVE’, a weekly sports show featuring contributors such as Ronan O’Gara, Paul Galvin, Andy Reid, Stephen Ferris and many more. 
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RTÉ Cláracha Gaeilge Call For Ideas
14 Mar 2017 | Cláracha Gaeilge have issued a new call for ideas. All proposals should be suitable for transmission in the prime-time schedule on RTÉ One in Autumn, 2017 and be submitted to RTÉ for consideration no later than 12 noon on April 13th, 2017. This is a strict deadline. 
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Deirdre O’Kane to Host the IFTA Film & Drama Awards on RTÉ One
14 Mar 2017 | The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced that award-winning Irish actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane will host the 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards, taking place at the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday April 8th and will be broadcast on RTÉ ONE. 
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