Contact: Michael KealyRegion: Northern Ireland

Title: Executive Producer, Entertainment
Genre: Entertainment
Region: Northern Ireland

About Channel

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) is a semi-state company and the public service broadcaster of Ireland. It produces and broadcasts programmes for television, radio and the Internet. The television broadcasts began on 31 December 1961, making it one of the oldest public service broadcasters in the world.

RTÉ is financed by a television licence fee and through advertising. RTÉ services are funded by advertising and the licence fee.

Programme Interests

Looking For

RTÉ Entertainment is now commissioning for both RTÉ One and RTÉ Two. 
Entertainment on RTÉ One provides shared experiences for the nation on a regular basis from our mainstream in house productions such as The Late Late Show, The Saturday Night Show to contemporary large scale commissions like The Voice and The Hit. The challenge here is to continue to serve and provide engaging, relevant and entertaining content for our core audience who watch our output in huge numbers, while looking to attract new, younger viewers, particularly in the 25 - 44 year old age groups. 

While talent shows, chat shows and one off events are the cornerstones of RTÉ One Entertainment, we are actively looking for fresh programming and to create and develop indigenous formats and ideas. We are specifically interested in cost effective block recordable studio programmes, quizzes, game shows and other options in this genre. 

Entertainment on RTÉ Two needs to be about contemporary, brave, relevant and exciting propositions aimed squarely at the very discerning 15 to 34 year old market. The RTÉ Entertainment Department is in the market for ideas for Two and like other genres we are looking to contest several slots in 2014. Innovation in a challenging budgetary environment will be key to success. 

Ideas for both channels which have the ability to attract BAI Sound and Vision funding will be particularly attractive. 

Please note RTÉ TWO will still consider single factual and pop docs (52 mins, approx budget 55k) for contestable slot on a rolling basis.


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