Irish satellite TV channel to have dedicated Wicklow team

IrishTV founders Pierce O’Reilly and Mairead Ní Mhaoilchiaráin

A satellite television station set to broadcast globally is to have a dedicated team to cover the Wicklow area.

Mayo-based IrishTV is to create 150 jobs in the country and will have a three-person team covering each county.

These teams will each produce a 30-minute “County Matters” programme covering news and events in their respective counties.

IrishTV will broadcast on Sky Channel 191 and Freesat Channel 400. You can also follow them on Facebook here.

The channel will officially launch this Thursday when An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially presses the “on” button for the channel at Government Buildings.

A special live broadcast of the launch will feature on the channel on Thursday night from 8-10pm.

The TV company was founded by County Mayo entrepreneurs, Pierce O’Reilly and Mairead Ní Mhaoilchiaráin, and is backed by one of Ireland’s richest men, the Mayo-born multi-millionaire, John Griffin.

IrishTV CEO Pierce O’Reilly said it was an exciting and challenging time for everyone involved in the company.

“IrishTV is all about creating an innovative TV platform to tell local stories to a global audience,” said Pierce.

“The reaction to IrishTV from every sector of the community has been hugely positive and it gives all our crews in every county and corner of Ireland great belief in what they are doing.”

 

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