IRISH TV – AUTUMN SCHEDULE 2016 – HIGHLIGHTS
IRISH TV is Ireland’s first and only international television channel offering local content to a global audience. Throughout Ireland the channel’s flagship County Matters series comprises of weekly half hour shows of news and views from each of the 32 counties while stories around the Irish communities in the UK and USA – Out and About in the UK/USA and Manchester and Midlands Life are also broadcast weekly.
The channel is currently undergoing considerable expansion as it launches its new season line-up to include a Saturday night chat show hosted by Malachi Cush as well as increased news and current affairs coverage and drama.
IRISH TV’s chief backer is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, John Griffin, founder and former CEO of Addison Lee cabs, who has committed to the channel long-term on the basis of its growth potential.
IRISH TV has been watched in over 140 countries across the world and can be viewed across the UK and Europe on Sky 191, Freesat 400 and online at www.irishtv.ie In April 2016 the channel launched on the TATA global network to deliver content to the USA with connection via Virgin Media, to Canada via Verizon and the Irish Saorview platforms due to launch later this year.
Output on IRISH TV is archived on a daily basis and can be accessed freely at www.irishtv.ie
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE UPCOMING NEW AND EXCITING CONTENT ON IRISH TV FOR AUTUMN 2016
ARE WE THERE YET?
Soap star Charlie Dawson (Coronation Street’s Jim McDonald) and former Emmerdale actor Daniel Coll embark on an audacious vintage Land Rover road trip around Ireland – with no cash. The penniless duo charm celebrity guests into joining them for novelty fundraising ideas to pay for their accommodation and food on this epic 10-day journey covering 2,400km. And if they don’t raise enough money – they sleep in the jeep.
Guests in this exclusive 10-part Irish TV series include Eilish O’Carroll (Winnie in Mrs Brown’s Boys), Rachel Allen, Dana and James Galway.
YOUNG, IRISH & LIVIN’ THE DREAM
From distillers and bloggers to multi-millionaire undertakers this enthralling five-part series with presenter Colm Flynn features young Irish entrepreneurs living the dream in New York.
Among those featured are angel investor Illann Power (24) who moved from Carlow at age 19 and developed a whiskey business that was sold in a multi-million dollar deal to drinks giant Bacardi in 2015; Digital influencer Erika Fox (26) from Kerry who has built a social media empire advertising products and brands and Clive Anderson (34) from Cork, who lost his dad to cancer 19 years ago and was inspired to set up his own large funeral home in Pelham, New York as a result. Inspirational.
Photos show Clive Anderson, Illann Power and Erika Fox with presenter Colm Flynn.
LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE
This highly-emotive documentary looks at how a tiny tick bite, if not dealt with early enough, can destroy people’s health and wellbeing via a disease known as “the big imitator”.
German doctor, Dr Armin Schwarzbach, specialises in the treatment of Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease is the world’s fastest-spreading tick-borne infection, and this heart-breaking documentary presented by Brian Hurley and featuring sufferers young and old, chronicles the struggles faced by a large number of Irish people to get a correct diagnosis and treatment years after discovering the distinctive “bullseye” rash.
Former Kerry footballer Anthony Morris has been struck down with Lyme Disease.
LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE AIRS TUESDAY OCTOBER 11TH AT 9PM.
TREYVAUD’S TRAVELS – ON THE SHANNON
Wellies, water, wine and award-winning chef Paul Treyvaud make this trip of a lifetime down the Shannon compelling viewing.
Treyvaud is a true champion of healthy living and in this series navigates the length of Ireland’s great waterway armed only with his fishing rod and frying pan.
Paul Treyvaud on the Shannon with musician Charlie McGettigan.
TREYVAUD’S TRAVELS ON THE SHANNON – AND A SECOND COOKERY SERIES TREYVAUD’S KITCHEN – BOTH AIR ON IRISH TV THIS AUTUMN.
THE ROSE EXPERIENCE – BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ROSE OF TRALEE
This fascinating 90-minute documentary goes behind the scenes at the Rose of Tralee, and features unseen on-stage interviews with all 64 contestants, including all those who were unsuccessful in getting through to the live televised final.
Offering a new perspective on the Rose of Tralee with its focus on the workings of the festival and the enormous contribution of local volunteers to its annual success, The Rose Experience provides coverage of the 32 Roses who do not make it through to the live final, their achievements in getting so far in the competition and their work as ambassadors for their home towns and counties is celebrated in The Rose Experience.
Producer Adrian McCarthy of Ktown Media adds: “This is the story of how a small town transforms itself into the Rose of Tralee once a year with a focus on the people of Tralee who voluntarily give of their time to ensure the week-long festivities are a success for the thousands of visitors and viewers of the show.
IRISH TV presenter of Tipperary County Matters, Fiona O’Sullivan, was one of the Rose of Tralee 2016 finalists.
Louth Rose Megan Ferguson onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose Selection on Monday night. Photo Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD www.dwalshphoto.ie
THE ROSE EXPERIENCE AIRS ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 8.30PM.
GAELIC MASTERS LIVE
The Gaelic Masters is an annual football league for Gaelic players aged forty years and over which culminates in two competitive final events each season. Sponsored by IRISH TV, the 2016 Gaelic Masters finals including both the Masters and Shield (Runner-Up) events will be broadcast LIVE to a worldwide audience this Autumn on IRISH TV. The league series has grown from just four participating counties to 12 counties in the 2016 final, with plans in place to grow it to 16 counties in 2017.
Former GAA greats such as Tyrone’s Peter Canavan, Down’s Mickey Linden, Mayo’s Pat Fallon and Kenneth Mortimer as well as Dublin legends Paul Curran and Joe McNally have all donned the Masters jersey for their respective counties in the Gaelic Masters. Expect lots of live action, experienced play and visual proof that ageing is simply all in the mind.
Mayo contested the 2014 Gaelic Masters Final. John Pat Sheridan (left and above) promotes the Gaelic Masters and plays for Mayo.
Watch out for the Gaelic Masters Finals LIVE on IRISH TV in October.
CALL OF THE WILD
In this unique nature series field naturalist and photojournalist Vincent Hyland takes the viewer on a magical fauna and flora voyage across land and sea as he gives a voice to all creatures great and small and the many hazards threatening their habitats. This six-part wildlife series examines the creatures and cultures that shape Ireland’s environment and its precious wildlife.
Our natural world has never been so important with the impact on our environment, and the damages done to our flora & fauna. Vincent Hyland (pictured) has been studying animal behaviour for many years and this series while exploring the wonder and beauty of Irish land and marine life, also places the spotlight on issues from plastic and forest fires to pollution and lack of conservation that challenges our environment and its precious wildlife.
CALL OF THE WILD AIRS ON IRISH TV THIS AUTUMN.
This prime-time weekly series with renowned entertainer Malachi Cush will feature a host of celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical performances. Filmed in front of a studio audience, Malachi Live will be pacey, punchy and personality, capturing the essence of who are.
Expect top entertainment and well-known faces on this new weekend family series – a first for IRISH TV as it enters the chat-show arena.
MALACHI LIVE AIRS ON IRISH TV TO COINCIDE WITH THE CHANNEL’S LAUNCH ON SAORIVEW THIS AUTUMN.
From SMEs to global leaders there is a compelling story behind every business success. This new weekly series on Irish TV meets driven entrepreneurs that are fueling the economy, creating employment and supporting and sustaining local, regional and national development.
THE NEW BUSINESS MATTERS WEEKLY SERIES AIRS ON IRISH TV THIS AUTUMN.
Many of Irish TV’s favourite series will return also as part of our Autumn Schedule including County Matters, Out and About, Songs and Stories and The Half Door and Treyvaud’s Kitchen.
IRISH TV CAN BE VIEWED ON SKY 191, FREESAT 400, FREE TO AIR AND www.irishtv.ie/www.irishtv.com