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# Broadcasting

This year
2023
# RIP
'A friend to all' - Tributes paid following death of sports broadcaster Paudie Palmer
The Kerry native passed away this weekend following an alleged hit-and-run.
Last year
2022
# Backlash
'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4
The broadcaster is state-owned but receives its funding from advertising, not from public money.
All time
# Broadcasting
eir Sport channels to cease broadcasting later this year
‘Following an in-depth review, Eir has decided to discontinue eir Sport.’
# Broadcasting
GAA league fixtures to be spread across weekends for live TV coverage
Eir and TG4 will broadcast live action while GAAGO will air the remainder of the games from hurling’s top tier and all four divisions of football.
# TV
Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return
The broadcaster has been busily planning for Leinster’s clash with Munster on 22 August.
# Bai
Broadcasting regulator rejects 12 complaints made against RTÉ and Newstalk since December
The rulings by the BAI were released today.
# the peacock
Billion-dollar Olympic postponement presents short-term headaches for NBC
Comcast chairman Brian Roberts, before the postponement, said the company could still break even without the Olympics this year.
# Question Time
'No intention to mislead': BBC admits 'mistake' in editing laughter from Boris Johnson clip
The broadcaster said the clip was cut for a shorter package to be shown on Sunday’s lunchtime bulletin.
# to whom it concerns
Sex, condoms and Boyzone: 20 memorable moments from Gay Byrne's career
From sex therapists to U2, Gay Byrne has interviewed a lot of people during his career.
# blacklist
Dáil: New bill to prevent radio and television stations from blacklisting other media outlets
Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.
# Broadcasting
Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations?
IRFU CEO Philip Browne says the competition has to “embrace the change.”
# Speaking out
'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse
The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.
# Broadcasting
RTÉ assessing each TV news report individually after blurring faces of local election candidates
The broadcaster needs to be “fair and equitable” in its election coverage, a spokesperson said.
# european election
RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.
# Brexit
RTÉ says it could benefit from other TV channels 'going dark' with a no-deal Brexit
But the State broadcaster still expects its ‘precarious’ financial state to suffer further if the UK crashes out of the EU.
# Tweetgate
Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage
‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.
# next five years
RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed
But that doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the fee.
# Broadcasting
'I don't think we got it because we're women': Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley on Six One jobs
The pair also made clear that they were happy with their pay.
# and it's live
Supreme Court proceedings have been broadcast for the first time in State history
The decision to allow cameras was made recently.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think gender quotas for TV and radio presenters are a good idea?
Is it necessary to introduce gender quotas to increase the number of female presenters?
# revealed
Chris Evans and Graham Norton among BBC's top-paid presenters
The former Top Gear 2.0 presenter is earning over £2 million – more than four times the amount of the BBC’s highest-paid woman.
# Broadcasting
RTÉ boss calls for hike in TV licence fee to €175
RTÉ is to post a deficit in its 2016 annual report due to be published soon.
Voices
Ian Dempsey: 'Was I really asleep in that picture? But I was standing up. Did Matt Cooper really say that?'
The atmosphere of trying out new ideas was addictive and the fearless nature of all the staff allowed us to go on a kind of radio crusade, writes Ian Dempsey.
# diversity
Plan to get more women on airwaves 'welcome' - but progress could take years
Broadcasters will have to report to the BAI on gender balance and diversity of their presenters and contributors.
# gang's all here
'It feels right': Why Second Captains are rolling the dice again
The gang is “giddy” with the excitement though.
# FM104
Radio show allowed special needs children to be called 'mongos'
The BAI noted the man was allowed to talk for a considerable period of time before his comments were strongly challenged by the show’s presenter.
# Sport
'Hurling is one of the fastest sports in the world, it should be shown on ESPN'
The GAA’s media rights manager reveals how he aims to make the most of broadcast deals.
# late night at frank's
An Irish chat show filmed in an attic and broadcast on Facebook is going up against the Late Late
It’s early days, but GoLive creations have some lofty ambitions.
# complaint upheld
Ray D’Arcy interview with Graham Linehan and wife over abortion broke broadcasting rules
The interview had to do with the couple’s foetus being diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality
# Golf
When can I actually watch the golf? Augusta's rules and how they affect coverage
Nothing is straightforward when it comes to the US Masters.
# jnlr figures
RTÉ Radio 1 is still hammering the opposition in the radio wars
The JNLR figures are out – here’s what people have been listening to.
# Gloves off
Joe Duffy says the competition between RTÉ presenters is tougher than UFC fighting
“When Miriam comes into the building, it’s very rough.”
# pk in the ground
Pat Kenny's show on UTV Ireland has been given the axe
Pat Kenny In The Round won’t return for a second season.
Voices
"Working with Johnny could be a stomach churning, white-knuckle ride. But he had a gaffer's talent"
98FM’s Stephen Doyle pays tribute to his friend, colleague and “one-off radio broadcaster” Johnny Lyons.
# Channel-hopping
BBC lose ground in 6 Nations broadcast deal to keep Sky at bay
The move would appear to strengthen RTÉ’s grip on rights for the annual rugby tournament.
# ISIS calling
The ISIS radio station targeting new recruits sounds just like America's NPR
The smooth production of Al-Bayan shows just how far the hardcore Islamic propaganda machine has come in the last three years.
# RTÉ
Derek Davis to be laid to rest on Monday
He died on Wednesday.
# Passion
One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.
# gerrr outta my pub!
Why is everybody talking about Eastenders this week?
The show is broadcasting a run of live episodes this week.
Voices
Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show
We need something that will really engage younger people.