2011 in Irish television

The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 2011.

List of years in Irish television (table)

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • 1 January – Long running British-Irish sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys starring Brendan O'Carroll as the grumpy old woman begins on RTÉ One.
  • 4 January – Freeview announces details for the launch of ITV1+1, together with the possibility that both STV and UTV will launch their own timeshift services, STV +1 and UTV +1 in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.[1] UTV later confirms it will launch UTV+1 at 8pm on 11 January 2011.[2]

FebruaryEdit

  • 21 February – British-Irish sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys begins airing for the first time in the UK on the BBC.

MarchEdit

  • No events

AprilEdit

  • No events

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • No events

AugustEdit

  • No events

SeptemberEdit

  • No events

OctoberEdit

  • 6 October – BBC Director General Mark Thompson announces that BBC HD will close to be replaced by a high definition simulcast of BBC Two. This BBC Two HD will work much the same way as BBC One HD.[9] This move allows the corporation to save £2.1 million, used to count towards their budget deficit following the freezing of the license fee and the additional financial responsibility of addition services.[10]
  • 8 October – TV3's Video on Demand (VOD) is relaunched as 3Player.[11] It replaces the original TV3 Catch-Up service previously available at tv3.ie and through its iPhone/iPad app. The new service was revealed at a press call the previous day1. It is estimated by the TV3 Group that the service will be worth about €7.5 million by 2015. 3Player is in HTML5 format which makes it available on the majority of operating systems.

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • 19 December - Eugene Heary wins the fourth series of The Apprentice.[14]
  • 26 December – Launch of TV50, a series of special events throughout 2012, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of RTÉ Television, then known as Telefís Éireann, on 31 December 1961.[15]

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Ending this yearEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITV1 + 1 to launch on 11 January 2011". Freeview. Archived from the original on 9 January 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Virgin Media viewers get access to ITV1+1 tonight". Cable.co.uk. 11 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Aoife Kavanagh: Journalist who made the headlines". Irish Independent. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Republic's government order probe into RTÉ Fr Reynolds libel case". BBC News. BBC. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  5. ^ Brennan, Michael (26 November 2011). "Shatter in U-turn on his 'rash' support for Prime Time". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Ex-RTÉ chief condemns Late Late as 'utter sh*te'". JOE.ie. 23 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Free-to-air digital service Saorview launched – RTÉ News". Rte.ie. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  8. ^ "BBC Executive priorities and summary workplan for 2011/12" (PDF). BBC Online. 6 June 2011. p. 11. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  9. ^ "BBC set to cut 2,000 jobs by 2017". BBC News. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  10. ^ "BBC cuts at a glance". BBC News. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  11. ^ "TV3 unveils new player « Blog". Blog.marketing.ie. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Dáil Éireann Debate Vol. 746 No. 3 Unrevised". Houses of the Oireachtas. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  13. ^ Cullen, Paul; McGreevy, Ronan (23 November 2011). "RTÉ shelves investigative series and concedes 'grave mistake'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Apprentice winner reveals his secret fears for mum". The Evening Herald. Independent News and Media. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  15. ^ "RTÉ launches TV50". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Tributes paid to 'brilliant' journalist Gerald Barry". Irish Independent. 14 March 2011.
  17. ^ "Tributes paid on death of Gerald Barry". The Irish Times. 14 March 2011.
  18. ^ "Death of former RTÉ presenter Peter Murphy". RTÉ News. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  19. ^ "RTÉ journalist Cathal O'Shannon dies aged 83". RTÉ News. 22 October 2011. Archived from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011.