12 November 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
News
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

News

 »

VFX News



TX Date Announced for TG4’s New International Co-Production Series 'Taoide'
26 Apr 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Taoide launches on TG4 on May 1st.
The new three-part series, which airs on TG4 on May 1st, focuses on the power and mystery of the tide.

The new three-part series, which airs on TG4 on May 1st, focuses on the power and mystery of the tide.

The series also marks the broadcaster’s first co-production with Chinese investment.

Filmed across four continents, ‘Taoide’ is a visually stunning exploration of one of the most powerful and mysterious natural forces on Earth.

Along with Chinese Production Company LIC, the project was funded by broadcasters TG4, BBC ALBA, BBC Northern Ireland and S4C, and the distribution company Sky Vision. The concept was first pitched at the 2017 Celtic Media Festival.

The collaboration has already inspired the establishment of the new Celtic Development Fund to develop similar co-productions. The series is being distributed in Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan by LIC and Sky Vision is currently in the process of selling it to other broadcasters worldwide.

This co-production partnership is also a continuation of TG4’s new strategy to develop international co-production partnerships as outlined by Director General Alan Esslemont when he spoke with IFTN back in September. Last year TG4 announced a new partnership with Korean broadcaster Jeonju Sign, which resulted in the successful co-production of recent series ‘An Balla’ (‘The Wall’). The subject matter chosen for these co-production projects are tailored to be universally consumable and hold international appeal.

This year is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, highlighting the importance of nurturing and preserving knowledge in minority languages. Each country which has taken part in the co-production receives its own bespoke edit of the documentaries, in its own indigenous language.

For TG4 TV producer/ director Donncha Mac Con Iomaire partnered the project with Welsh company Cwmni Da to produce the Irish language version for TG4, which is presented by MacDara Ó Cuaig, a scientist with the Marine Institute. The first episode airs on TG4 at 9.30pm on Wednesday, 1st May.

Proinsias Ní Ghráinne, Commissioning Editor, TG4, said:

“TG4 is delighted to join forces with our broadcasting partners in the other Celtic nations to commission an Irish language version of this ambitious series. The theme of ‘Taoide’ has a particular resonance for our island nation that will no doubt captivate TG4 audiences in Ireland and throughout the world.”

Dylan Huws, the managing director of Cwmni Da from Wales, said:

“It was pitched originally to a forum of all the Celtic broadcasters and they all immediately showed interest. Meanwhile, LIC also wanted to be part of it because we wanted to include some Chinese stories as part of the series.’ Dylan says, ‘This is the first time ever that all the Celtic partners have worked together so we’ve created a bit of broadcasting history. Each partner put in around £100,000 which means they’re getting a high-end documentary series which has been filmed all over the world.”




BREAKING NEWS
Filmmaker Alan Gilsenan to headline Doc Day at 64th Cork Film Festival
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee receives the Brian Waddell Award at RTS NI Programme Awards
Darklands stars Dane Whyte O’Hara & Damien Gildea speak with IFTN
Irish Film Festa 2020 opens submissions for Short Film Competition

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Darklands stars Dane Whyte O’Hara & Damien Gildea speak with IFTN
What Time is Death? Director Paul Duane talks with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Filming begins on Foscadh, Seán Breathnach’s debut Irish Language feature film
06 Nov 2019 
TG4 launches 'Lurgan 2K19' as a digital-first release on YouTube
06 Nov 2019 
The Future is Bright for Nemeton TV and Waterford Institute of Technology Television Graduates
01 Nov 2019 
Arracht to world premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
29 Oct 2019 
EDITOR'S PICK
Animation Ireland seeking applications for position of Chief Executive (part-time)
Three Canada-Ireland projects receive over €94k in funding
Three Canada-Ireland projects receive over €94k in funding
RTÉ outlines plans for widespread cuts as part of major restructure
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter